ANTERIOR HIP REPLACEMENT
OKONOMOWOC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
March 26, 2008
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Okonomowoc Memorial Hospital in Okonomowoc, Wisconsin.
You're a few minutes away from a live anterior hip replacement to be performed by Dr.
Matthew Bong and moderated by Dr. Scott Schneider. Anterior hip replacement can benefit
patients by allowing a more rapid and comfortable recovery with possible reduced scarring.
Patients can more freely bend their hip and bear the full weight of their body almost
immediately following this state-of-the-art surgery. The anterior procedure is aided by a
special operating table. The Hanna table allows the surgeon to take x-rays during the
surgery as well as position and reposition the leg to best fit the hip socket, ball, and femur
insert. OR-Live makes it easy for you to learn more. Just click on the "request information"
button on your webcast screen and open the door to informed medical care. Now let's join
SCOTT SCHNEIDER, MD: Good afternoon and welcome. Thank you for joining us today for
our presentation of a live anterior hip replacement. We're coming to you from Okonomowoc
Memorial Hospital in Okonomowoc, Wisconsin. Let me start out by giving a brief description
of what we're going to be showing you today. And this is a novel approach to hip
replacement. I think the best way to start is perhaps by describing a little bit of what we've
done in the past in traditional hip replacements. So let me grab a model here. Traditionally,
hip replacements have been done via a posterior approach, or coming through the back.
Just looking at the model here, this is the front of the pelvis, the femur bone, or thigh bone.
This is looking at the back of the pelvis. So typically, the hip replacements have been done
with the patient lying on their side with an approach coming through the back of the hip.
That has provided us excellent exposure to the cup, or the acetabulum, as well as excellent
exposure to the femur to prepare the femur and to put