ICJR REWIND: Techniques for Acetabular Component Removal
In a presentation from ICJR’s 8th Annual Revision Hip & Knee Course, David G. Lewallen, MD, details the 4 critical steps in the process of safely and efficiently removing the acetabular cup in a revision total hip arthroplasty: exposure, polyethylene liner removal, screw removal, and dividing the connection of the cup to the bone.
Click the image above to watch Dr. Lewallen’s presentation.
Originally published as Lewallen DG. Video: Acetabular Component Removal Techniques. ICJR.net. August 31, 2021. https://icjr.net/surgeries/video-acetabular-component-removal-techniques-4. Accessed November 17, 2021.
David G. Lewallen, MD, is a Professor of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Disclosures: Dr. Lewallen has disclosed that he receives royalties from and is a paid consultant for Acuitive Technologies and Zimmer Biomet.