Are portable imaging intraoperative radiographs helpful for assessing adequate acetabular cup positioning in total hip arthroplasty?

Sang Won Park, Jong Hoon Park, Seung Beom Han, Gi Won Choi, Dong Ik Song, Eun Soo An

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    Abstract

    Despite advances in surgical techniques and instrumentation, current intra-operative estimations of acetabular version in total hip arthroplasty are of limited accuracy. In the present study, two experienced orthopedic surgeons compared intra-operatively measured (using portable imaging) anteversions and vertical inclinations of acetabular components with those measured using standardized radiographs postoperatively in 40 patients. Of the all vertical inclinations measured from intra-operative radiographs, 72.5% (n=29) were within ±2°, and 97.5% (n=39) were within ±5° of those determined using post-operative radiographs, and for anteversion, 52.5% (n=21) were within ±2°, and 97.5% (n=39) were within ±5°. Post-operative radiographs demonstrated that 90.0% (n=36) of vertical inclinations and anteversions were within the adequate zone. Obviously, our method has its limitations, but the authors conclude that the method described in this article better allows surgeons to verify acetabular version intra-operatively. In particular, the described method is suitable in cases with a deformed acetabular anatomy and difficult revision surgery.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)315-319
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Korean medical science
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr

    Keywords

    • Acetabular Cup
    • Anteversion
    • Arthroplasty
    • Hip
    • Replacement
    • Vertical Inclination

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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