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Randomised controlled trial comparing 2 methods of acetabular cup positioning during total hip arthroplasty

Background: Acetabular cup positioning is an important technical aspect in total hip arthroplasty. Most surgeons estimate cup abduction angle during surgery with the insertion rod position according to the patients body anatomical landmarks or other reference points in the operating room. High acetabular component abduction angle is associated with an increased risk of dislocation, premature polyethylene wear and osteolysis.


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