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Adult Reconstruction 348 (Example-click to see how comments are useful)

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


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

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: ( Or Adult reconstruction 411 -

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