American Hip Institute

Can Stem Version Consistently Correct Native Femoral Version Using Robotic Guidance in Total Hip Arthroplasty?

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether robotic guidance in total hip arthroplasty (THA) can consistently correct native femoral version. One hundred seventy-five consecutive patients who underwent MAKO® (Stryker, Kalamazoo, Michigan) robotic-guidance THA were included in the study. The study population had a mean age of 57.9 years and a mean body mass index (BMI) of 30.41. Forty-eight percent of the population was male and 74% of the procedures were performed through an anterior approach. Robotic guidance in THA was effective in correcting native femoral version toward a target of 15°. This can be achieved using both the anterior and posterior approach; it is not affected by BMI.

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