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Adult Reconstruction
DeLee JG, Charnley J.
Radiological demarcation of cemented sockets in total hip replacement.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research
1976
subtype: 
Hip Arthroplasty

Comments

Comment: 
Delee and Charnley divided acetabulum into 3 zones. They divided acetabulum into 3 equal zones starting from lateral on the AP view only.

Comment: 
Appearance of radiolucencies in the pole area of the cup (zone 2) is considered normal in pole-flattened hemispheric cups in the early post operative period. here is the link: (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8116408. Or Adult reconstruction 411 - http://www.kambhampati.net/Ortholiterature/node/2595)

Comment: 
Zones 4,5,6 were later added for the lateral radiograph. Zone 4 starts from posterior.Zone 6 is anterior.