The Journal of Hip Surgery 2022; 06(02): 080-090
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1744132
Case Report

The Use of Robotic-Arm Assistance in Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Report of Three Challenging Cases

1   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey
2   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Institute Brielle Orthopaedics, Manasquan, New Jersey
,
Nicolas S. Piuzzi
3   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
,
Paul Jacob
4   Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Oklahoma Joint Reconstruction Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
,
Robert M. Molloy
3   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
,
Michael Bloomfield
3   Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

The purpose of this case report was to demonstrate the utility, versatility, and efficacy of robotic-arm technology in complex primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) cases for acetabular bone loss, hip dysplasia, and post-traumatic arthritis with hardware. Preoperative computer templating allows precise and accurate acetabular and femoral stem positioning in cases that presented with significant native deformity and bone loss. Robotic-arm THA may be a viable option for complex primary cases to optimize implant positioning and mitigate postoperative instability and complications.

Informed Consent

Each patient consented to have their THA data submitted for publication.




Publication History

Received: 06 June 2021

Accepted: 04 January 2022

Article published online:
09 March 2022

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