Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips

When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants. Now, a new type of measurement method coupled with a modular implant should allow orthopaedic surgeons to precisely calibrate leg length after the operation so it matches its original length.

A painful hip that feels unstable and no longer has the same range of motion: For many patients, this means they need a prosthetic hip