Low-volume surgeons showed a 2-fold increase in risk for poor cup malpositioning compared with high-volume surgeons study
March 9, 2010
NEW ORLEANS – High-volume surgeons are more likely than low-volume surgeons to attain optimal cup positioning for total hip arthroplasty, but both groups still attain optimal cup positioning less than half of the time, according to a study presented here…
…The findings were presented by Bryan Jarrett, BS, at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society…
“Cup positioning and implant positioning are extremely important to attain long-term success,” he noted.
Callanan M, Bragdon CR, Zurakowski D, Rubash H. An analysis of cup positioning in total hip arthroplasty: quality improvement by use of a local joint registry. Paper 362. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. March 6-9, 2010. New Orleans.