Surgeons' Accuracy in Achieving Their Desired Acetabular Component Orientation.

@article{Grammatopoulos2016SurgeonsAI,
  title={Surgeons' Accuracy in Achieving Their Desired Acetabular Component Orientation.},
  author={George A Grammatopoulos and Abtin Alvand and Andrew Paul Monk and Stephen J. Mellon and Hemant G. Pandit and Jonathan Lloyd Rees and H. S. Gill and David W. Murray},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2016},
  volume={98 17},
  pages={e72}
}
BACKGROUND Wide variability in cup orientation has been reported. The aims of this study were to determine how accurate surgeons are at orientating the acetabular component and whether factors such as visual cues and the side of operating table improved accuracy. METHODS A pelvic model was positioned in neutral alignment on an operating table and was prepared as in a posterior approach. Twenty-one surgeons (9 trainers and 12 trainees) were tasked with positioning an acetabular component in a… CONTINUE READING
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