In total hip replacement surgery, most traditional designs of femur components have a long stem. Short hip stems have only recently been introduced, and these are presumed to reduce proximal stress shielding compared to traditional, long stems. However, due to their smaller contact area with the bone, high peak stresses and areas of stress shielding could appear in the proximal femur, especially in the presence of atypical bone geometries.
Prof. Dr. med. Wippermann, chief physician at the Helios Hospital Hildesheim, has a long-term experience in treating complex hip defects. During this webinar, he will explain why he opted for the Materialise aMace solution, share some of his key learnings, and demonstrate its most important benefits.