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    How the C-arm Improves Cup Positioning

    Preetesh D. Patel, MD, from Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Florida, has been performing total hip arthroplasty (THA) through the direct anterior approach for the last 5 years.

    In that time, he has learned the value of using a C-arm intraoperatively to improve acetabular cup positioning, allowing him to perform “as near a perfect total hip arthroplasty as I can.”

    He says the C-arm:

    • Is easy to use because the patient is already supine for a direct anterior approach THA
    • Allows him to ensure restoration of biomechanics
    • Is cost-effective
    • Provides peace of mind and limits outliers – he knows what the final result is when he walks out of the OR

    In an interview with ICJR, Dr. Patel discusses his use of the C-arm. Click the images below to hear his comments.

    Cup positioning

    Patient population

    Patient outcomes

    Producer: Michael Szuch; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles Maynard