Practical Insights on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty from the Park City Hip & Knee Foundation Grand Rounds

    A patient seeking total hip arthroplasty (THA) has a BMI of 45, but it’s your practice’s policy not to operate on patients with a BMI over 40. How do you address this sensitive situation with the patient?

    Of the top 5 reasons for revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA), 3 are related to alignment of the knee. What can you do when operating on a patient with a severe knee deformity to improve the outcome?

    The impact of the hip-spine relationship on THA outcomes has been a focus of meeting presentations and journal articles over the past few years. How can you apply the research on this topic to your real-world THA patients?

    Over the course of a nearly 2-hour webinar, 8 surgeons discussed these and many other issues in joint replacement as part of the Park City Hip & Knee Foundation’s Arthroplasty Overview Grand Rounds. The recurring theme was practicality: Here’s the research, here’s how you integrate it into your clinical practice.

    The faculty was led by moderator Anna Cohen Rosenblum, MD, MSc, who noted that she and her colleagues were “a panel of surgeons who are obsessed with hip and knee replacement and who happen to be women.” They presented on important aspects of hip and knee arthroplasty that often generate questions among surgeons:

    • Obesity & Elective TJA: Risks, Ethical Considerations, & Management – Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD
    • Posterior vs. Anterior: Why Do Both? – Alexis D. Gaskin, MD
    • TKA for Severe Deformity: Nothing to Get Bent Out of Shape About – Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD
    • The Hip-Spine Relationship: Keep It Simple – Jenna Bernstein, MD
    • Diagnosis of PJI – Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA
    • Conversion THA via the Direct Anterior Approach – LTC Jaime L. Bellamy, DO
    • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Principles & Pearls – Molly Hartzler, MD
    • Periprosthetic Fractures – Linda I. Suleiman, MD

    Click the image above to view this webinar from the Park City Hip & Knee Foundation. Note that there are chapter markers for each presentation if you want to jump ahead to a particular lecture.

    Faculty Bios

    Anna Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University’s University Medical Center New Orleans. She is also the co-Medical Director of Academic Affairs at University Medical Center New Orleans.

    Alexis D. Gaskin, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon with the Sutter Medical Group in Auburn, California.

    Elizabeth G. Lieberman, MD, is an orthopaedi surgeon with Adventist Health Portland in Portland, Oregon.

    Jenna Bernstein, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation at Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. She is also co-Surgical Chair of the Hip Fracture Program, Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation.

    Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, is Director of Research for the Division of Adult Reconstruction and Total Joint Arthroplasty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She is also Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

    LTC Jaime L. Bellamy, DO, is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

    Molly Hartzler, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon with Dignity Health Medical Group in Redding, California.

    Linda I. Suleiman, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medical Education and the Assistant Dean of Medical Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She is also and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Graduate Medical Education at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

    Disclosures: The faculty have no disclosures relevant to their presentations.