Prior to performing surgery, you can undertake a preoperative educational module reinforcing key surgical anatomy and providing a basic foundation for essential pre- and postoperative procedural knowledge.
You will re-sect the left femoral head with a sagittal saw, prepare the acetabulum with a reamer and fit the acetabular cup and liner. Then you will focus on preparing the femur to receive the stem implant with a series of tools including a box osteotome, femoral reamer and femoral broaches. The stem implant and prosthetic head will then be applied, the hip reduced into the acetabular cup and the patient’s leg length checked.
Before each key surgical objective, knowledge of key anatomy and procedural awareness are assessed. The key learning is focussed on ensuring an appropriately angled resection of the femoral head, an appropriate placement for the acetabular cup and liner, and appropriate location of the stem implant within the femur.