Classification of Femoral Abnormalities in Total Hip Arthroplasty

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Abstract

Bony abnormalities of the femur can significantly complicate total hip arthroplasty both for the primary and revision operations. No standard nomenclature exists for the description of these femoral abnormalities. A classification system is presented to standardize nomenclature, assist in preoperative planning, and to assist in the reporting of these defects.

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