Indications and contraindications
to Patient-specific acetabular implants

by Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard W. Wippermann
chief physician at the Helios Hospital Hildesheim


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In this session, you'll learn:

  • Case studies: context, indications, pre-opp and post-opp scans and results
  • A clear list of indications and contraindications when to use or not to use the patient-specific aMace implant in the experience at Helios
  • What type of complications prof. Wippermann experienced after operating on more than 10 patients with the aMace implant
  • The results of a post-opp analysis and why Prof. Wippermann believes a slight malposition doesn’t have to have clinical consequences
  • Why Prof. Wippermann used the aMace implant on a case that didn’t have a 3D defect
  • How come most revisions are done from a posterior approach.




Prof. Dr. med. Burkhard W. Wippermann

Prof. Dr. med. Wippermann studied medicine at the University of Marburg, at Hanover Medical School and at the Mayo Clinic. He received his medical license in 1982 and his specialist certification in surgery in 1992. He has been an attending physician at the Clinic for Trauma Surgery in Hannover and has become the Head of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at the HELIOS Hospital Hildesheim in Germany in 2001. He is a member of several specialist societies since 1986. He specializes in:

  • Endoprostheses and joint surgery
  • Correction of malunions and malpositioning of the limbs
  • Musculoskeletal tumor surgery

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