Precision of Acetabular Cup Placement in Robotic Integrated Total Hip ArthroplastyElson L, Dounchis J, Illgen R, et al.
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of stereotactic-arm assisted acetabular component placement during total hip arthroplasty (THA).
120 patients underwent primary THA at 4 different medical centres. A preoperative pelvic CT protocol was used to plan socket placement followed by robotic-arm assisted acetabular preparation and cup insertion. Intraoperative cup position was recorded and postoperative placement measured using Martell suite analysis software.
Using a 95% predictive intervals, robotic-arm cup placement was within +/-4 degrees of planned position in 95% of cases. Applying these data to the so-called safe zone, 96% of sockets were within the defined safe zone. Our data confirms that intraoperative robotic assistance improves the precision of preparation and position of the acetabular cup during total hip arthroplasty.