Surgical Approaches to Hip Arthroplasty
Surgical approach for the primary total hip arthroplasty remains controversial when reviewing outcomes related to learning curve, OR time, blood loss, length of stay and complications. The following presentations delivered by Drs. Jose Rodriguez, Bryan D. Springer, Charles A. DeCook and Brad L. Penenberg review the pros and cons of the anterior and superior approaches based on the peer-reviewed literature and their own personal experiences.
- Orthopaedic Crossfire® - The Anterior Approach: Better, Faster, Safer — Affirms Rodriguez
- Orthopaedic Crossfire® - The Anterior Approach: Better, Faster, Safer — Opposes Springer
- Orthopaedic Crossfire® - The Anterior Approach: Better, Faster, Safer — Discussion
- Primary THA: Taking the Anterior Approach to the Next Level DeCook
- A "Modern" Posterior Approach: "The Back is Back" Penenberg
Infection in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Prevention & Treatment
The peer-reviewed literature over the past decade indicates that infection remains one of the most common early failure modes following total knee arthroplasty. The following presentations delivered by Dr. Craig J. Della Valle, Mr. Fares S. Haddad, Dr. Donald S. Garbuz and Dr. Ryan M. Nunley review pre- and intra-operative techniques to minimize infection risk, methods utilized to diagnose infection in addition to revision arthroplasty considerations.
Acetabular Component Placement in THA
Achieving a successful clinical outcome following total hip arthroplasty is dependent on a triad of factors related to the patient, the device and the surgeon. The following presentations delivered by Drs. Robert L. Barrack, Douglas E. Padgett, Edwin P. Su, and Stephen B. Murphy focus on methodologies for assuring accurate acetabular component placement.
Advancing Technologies for Primary Knee Arthroplasty
With the total joint arthroplasty patient population becoming younger and more active, it is imperative for the discipline to develop and utilize advancing technologies to achieve long-term successful outcomes. The following presentations delivered by Drs. Thomas P. Schmalzried, Edwin P. Su, Dennis Nam, Kenneth A. Gustke and Steven J. MacDonald review innovative means to assess patient activity, optimize component placement and provide cost-effective patient follow-up.
- Assessing Patient Activity: The Use of Personal Electronic Trackers Schmalzried
- Nano-Texturing of Bio-Interfaces: What They Portend in TJA Su
- Handheld Navigation in TKA: The Orthopaedist's Smart Phone Nam
- The Robotic TKA: Assuring Outcome? Gustke
- Electronic Follow-Up: Is Seeing Patients in Clinic Necessary? MacDonald
Primary Knee Arthroplasty: Ensuring a Winner
Achieving a successful clinical outcome following total knee arthroplasty is dependent on a triad of factors related to the patient, the device and the surgeon. The following presentations delivered by Mr. Fares S. Haddad and Drs. Jose Rodriguez, Denis Nam and Richard Iorio focus on contemporary topics relating to technologies that strive to minimize post-operative complications.
Problems Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty
Patient dissatisfaction following primary total knee arthroplasty has been reported in the peer-reviewed literature to average approximately 20%. The following presentations delivered by Drs. Kelly G. Vince, Peter K. Sculco, Edwin P. Su and Aaron G. Rosenberg review the contemporary literature and focus on the treatment of post-operative pain, stiffness, instability and problems of the extensor mechanism.