Classifying femoral bone deficiency: Picking the right tool for the job

Linda I. Suleiman*, Roger Erivan, Wayne G. Paprosky

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Femoral revision in total hip arthroplasty is challenging with much preparation required by surgeon in order to have the best outcomes. The Paprosky femoral classification system is the most commonly used, well-described, and successfully utilized classification system for periprosthetic femoral bone loss. It is based on the volume of supportive native bone in order to allow appropriate and durable fixation. This article presents an overview of the Paprosky femoral bone loss classification and the options for each type of defect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-176
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2018


  • Classification of femoral bone defects
  • Femoral bone defects
  • Revision hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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