Caitlin Barrett1, Jillian Glasser1, Brooke Barrow2, Dioscaris Garcia2 and Valentin Antoci1,2*
1University Orthopedics Inc., Providence, Rhode Island
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
*Corresponding Author: Valentin Antoci, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, University Orthopedics Inc., East Providence, Rhode Island.
Received: August 11, 2021; Published: August 21, 2021
One factor in choosing an orthopedic fellowship is to increase practice with standard procedures, such as acetabular cup placement. The purpose of this study is to see how adult reconstruction fellowship affects surgical accuracy in practice. This retrospective review compares anteversion/abduction measurements and outcomes of 50 THAs done during fellowship to 50 THAs performed in clinical practice. Abduction and anteversion in fellowship averaged 46.14° and 23.9°, compared to 45.16° and 29.86° in practice. There was no significant difference in complications between groups. These results suggest that fellowship training decreases but does not eliminate the learning curve for acetabular cup placement.
Keywords: Total Hip Arthroplasty; Acetabular Cup Placement; Fellowship; Learning Curve
Citation: Valentin Antoci., et al. “Acetabular Component Position Highly Variable in Early Practice". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 4.9 (2021): 56-60.
Copyright: © 2021 Valentin Antoci., et al.This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.