Robotic-arm assisted total hip arthroplasty

Matthew S. Hepinstall, Nipun Sodhi, Joseph O. Ehiorobo, Shazaan Hushmendy, Michael A. Mont


Despite the overall successful track record of total hip arthroplasty (THA), there is still the potential for complications related to component malpositioning, such as leg length discrepancy, dislocations and early implant failures (1). A robotic-arm or any other tool that can help increase surgical reliability through enhanced planning, accuracy and precision of component placement may therefore be of added value.