Arthroplasty, especially hip arthroplasty, is claimed to be among the most successful surgical procedures with outstanding outcome, standardized protocols and comprehensive data collection. But a closer look at the femoral stem fixation practice reveals that surgical decision making and patient selection is widely not as evidence based as expected and there might be the chance to further improve outcome.
In cooperation with PALACADEMY®, the learning and knowledge platform for bone and joint surgery by Heraeus Medical, we take a deeper look at Current concepts in femoral stem fixation and the paradox in clinical practice. Status and experiences from the Netherlands. Moderated by Tim Boymans, Dirk Jan Moojen and Olivier Temmerman will discuss recent data and real-life cases. Besides contributions from our live faculty, the program includes short lectures and expert statements by Esther Bloemheuvel (Maxima MC Veldhoven), Harmen Ettema (Isala Zwolle/Meppel), Matthijs Somford (Rijnstate Arnhem), and Wout Veltman (Erasmus MC Rotterdam). The session dives into the question what should be the standard according to evidence and what is clinical reality? And it is aiming to discuss options supporting surgical decision making.
The discussion is supported by participant votings and statements from experts from all over the Netherlands sharing their own experiences to find out, if there is a standard of care or different protocol in each hospital or even no protocols at all but decisions based on surgeon’s preferences. Join the live session and see, if a patient-adapted algorithm is needed and how this could look like.