Session: Arthroplasty



Arthroplasty is a surgical approach to restore normal motion and to relieve pain in a malformed or diseased joint, such as the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow or ankle. It may also be required due to cartilage that wears out, limb/joint misalignments, joint space narrowing, a stiff joint, disease, or other degenerative or traumatic conditions. Arthroplasty has become the choice of operation for most chronic knee and hip problems because of advances in the type and quality of prostheses (artificial joints).  And most arthroplasty procedures are minimally invasive, meaning that only a few small incisions are needed to remove and replace damaged joint materials. The advantages of modern arthroplasty are less tissue damage from surgery and faster recovery times. 

·         New techniques and surgical pearls
·         Clinical outcomes for the newest surgical implants
·         Potential alternatives to arthroplasty
·         Patient-specific implants
·         Robotics-assisted arthroplasty: Past, present or future?