Femoral Component Sizing and Positioning in Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty


Hip resurfacing arthroplasty has progressed beyond the evaluation stage and is now being offered as an alternative to standard total hip replacement for young and active patients. Excellent short-term results for hip resurfacing arthroplasty have been demonstrated in several major clinical series. In this video presentation, Dr. Beaulédemonstrates techniques for proper femoral implant positioning and sizing for metal-on-metal hip resurfacing in patients with advanced arthritis. Because the femoral head-neck junction is preserved with hip resurfacing, surgeons cannot rely on prosthetic femoral design to optimize patient outcomes. For metal-on-metal hip resurfacing, restoring the anterior femoral head-neck offset by removing prominent osteophytes will minimize the risk of impingement and optimize femoral component sizing, which in turn helps preserve acetabular bone stock.

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