Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, medical director and founder, Dorr Arthritis Institute in Inglewood, Calif., discusses highly cross-linked polyethylene vs. conventional polyethylene liners in this JBJS video supplement to his August, 2005 article. In addition, he demonstrates his preferred surgical technique for primary total hip arthroplasty utilizing a small incision and computer-assisted navigation. "We feel that this incision reduces pain and increases function earlier. With the traditional incisions, our average discharge time was 5 days postoperative. With the small incisions, our discharge time is no more than 48 hours. And, computer-assisted navigation enables me to position the implants with greater precision."
- Surgical Pearls
- Avoiding Complications
- Poly vs Metal-Metal
- Computer-Assisted Navigation
- Small Incision Benefits
- Learning Curve
See the Corresponding JBJS Article:
- Lawrence D. Dorr, Zhinian Wan, Cambize Shahrdar, Leighellen Sirianni, Myriam Boutary, and Andrew Yun.
- Clinical Performance of a Durasul Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Acetabular Liner for Total Hip Arthroplasty at Five Years.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87:1816-1821. [Article]
- Total Run Time: 42:33 minutes
- Catalog Number: 4068
- VJO Publication Date: September, 2006