Recipes for Success in Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Like master chefs in the kitchen, orthopaedic surgeons can be masters of total hip arthroplasty by consistently following their own “recipe” for the procedure.

    That was the premise of a session at ICJR’s Winter Hip & Knee Course, during which 5 master surgeons shared a brief overview of how they do most of their total hip arthroplasties. Moderator James A. Browne, MD, from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, then followed up with questions that probed at the specifics of what the surgeons do and why they do it.

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    This elite panel of experienced joint replacement surgeons included:

    • George J. Haidukewych, MD
    • William J. Hozack, MD
    • Gwo-Chin Lee, MD
    • Ryan M. Nunley, MD
    • Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD

    Click the image above to hear what they had to say about the following topics:

    • Patient selection
    • Preoperative requirements
    • Outpatient procedures
    • Bilateral procedures
    • Acetabular and femoral components
    • Bearing surface selection
    • Surgical approach
    • Tranexamic acid use
    • Infection prevention
    • Prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis
    • Postoperative labs
    • Rehabilitation/physical therapy
    • Hip precautions/activity restrictions
    • Return to driving


    The faculty have no disclosures relevant to this article.