Preoperative Planning and Templating for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty



Preoperative Planning and Templating for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty


Timothy B. Alton

Daniel J. Berry



Introduction



  • Preoperative planning allows the surgeon to predict intraoperative needs and challenges and to work out an operative plan and to prepare for contingencies in advance of surgery. This, in turn, helps the surgeon execute the operation accurately and efficiently.


  • Preoperative planning helps ensure the optimal instruments and implants will be available at surgery.


  • Successful total hip arthroplasty (THA) requires precise positioning of femoral and acetabular components, appropriately sized for the patient’s femoral and pelvic anatomy, to minimize complications and optimize biomechanical function and implant longevity. Preoperative planning and careful templating helps the surgeon accomplish optimal restoration of hip biomechanics.


  • Digital templating allows fast, precise, calibrated measurements and digital storage in the electronic medical record for access and review at the time of surgery.




Dec 14, 2019 | Posted by in ORTHOPEDIC | Comments Off on Preoperative Planning and Templating for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
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