Total hip Arthroplasty is one of the most successful and commonly performed procedures in Orthopaedic Surgery. Meticulous preoperative planning allows to surgeon anticipate potential problems to reduce postoperative complications and optimize patient outcomes. Currently, the posterior approach is the most common approach utilized in the United States. In order to prevent errors in stem version, especially with cementless fixation, the entry point should be posterior, and the initial entry point should be aligned in the correct anteversion as this will determine the ultimate version of the stem. Preoperative evaluation should asses for true and apparent lengths. For successful osseointegration of cementless components, bone ingrowth occurs when there is less than 40 μm of motion between the implant and bone. Certain socket conformations such as elliptical versus hemispherical are more prone to generate fractures at the time of impaction.
- Surgical technique
- Total hip arthroplasty