TECH SHOWCASE: Robotics in Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Editor’s Note: A session at ICJR’s 13th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course was billed as a Technology Showcase, featuring 8 presentations on aspects of technology and techniques intended to help surgeons improve outcomes of hip and knee arthroplasty. We are highlighting those presentations on ICJR.net this week.

    Like computer navigation, robotic technology used in total hip arthroplasty is designed to help surgeons execute their preoperative plan in the OR. But robotics has the advantage, says Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD: Unlike computer navigation, it offers 3D preoperative planning and assists not only with optimizing cup orientation and leg length and offset, but also with cup location, even in patient with challenging anatomy.

    In his presentation at ICJR’s 13th Annual Winter Hip & Knee Course, Dr. Vigdorchick describes:

    • How 3D planning helps the surgeon fine-tune cup placement, stem size, and stem version, as well as virtually take the hip through the range of motion to check for impingement
    • How the surgeon uses robotics intraoperatively to achieve optimum cup location and orientation
    • How robotics can make challenging cases easier to execute in the OR

    Click the image above to watch Dr. Vigdorchik’s presentation and learn more about the use of robotics in THA.

    Faculty Bio

    Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD, is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service, at the Hospital for Special Surgery; Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College; and Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, all in New York, New York.

    Disclosures: Dr. Vigdorchik has disclosed that he receives royalties and research support from and is a paid consultant for Corin USA; that he is a paid consultant for DePuy Synthes; that he has stock or stock options in and is a paid consultant for Intellijoint Surgical; that he is a paid consultant for Styrker; and that he is a paid consultant for Zimmer Biomet.