Advances and innovations in total hip arthroplasty

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Advances and innovations in total hip arthroplasty

Authors
  • Fontalis, Andreas
  • Epinette, Jean-Alain
  • Thaler, Martin
  • Zagra, Luigi
  • Khanduja, Vikas
  • Haddad, Fares S.
Type
Published Article
Journal
SICOT-J
Publisher
EDP Sciences
Publication Date
Apr 12, 2021
Volume
7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1051/sicotj/2021025
Source
EDP Sciences
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Review Article
License
Green
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Abstract

Total hip arthroplasty (THA) has been quoted as one of the most successful and cost-effective procedures in Orthopaedics. The last decade has seen an exponential rise in the number of THAs performed globally and a sharp increase in the percentage of young patients hoping to improve their quality of life and return to physically demanding activities. Hence, it is imperative to review the various applications of technology in total hip arthroplasty for improving outcomes. The development of state-of-the-art robotic technology has enabled more reproducible and accurate acetabular positioning, while long-term data are needed to assess its cost-effectiveness. This opinion piece aims to outline and present the advances and innovations in total hip arthroplasty, from virtual reality and three-dimensional printing to patient-specific instrumentation and dual mobility bearings. This illustrates and reflects the debate that will be at the centre of hip surgery for the next decade.

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