Measurement of the Femoral Head Diameter at Hemiarthroplasty of the Hip

Meuru Athapattu, Amir Hossein Saveh, Seyyed Morteza Kazemi, Bin Wang, Mahmoud Chizari

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This paper is focusing on the measurement methods of the femoral head at the hip hemiarthroplasty surgery. The measurement result of 10 femoral head specimens using four different methods of Vernier calliper, ring gauge, CT scan and X-ray were compared. It is generally believed that under sizing of the implant may cover the errors of the measurement methods, but the result of this study shows that the callipers and ring gauge measurements are more reliable than the CT and X-ray methods. Conclusively, the full-circle ring gauge or femoral head template is the recommendation for measurement of the femoral head diameter in the hip hemiarthroplasty surgery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-222
JournalProcedia Technology
Early online date24 Nov 2014
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Nov 2014


  • Hip arthroplasty, femoral head, Vernier calliper, ring gauge, X-ray, CT scan


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