Pre-Operative Planning with Digital X-rays is the Future - Now!

by  Dr. Ross Barker | Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man, UK

Mr. Barker describes why orthopedic pre-operative planning matters and how it helps him achieve his surgical goals. He plans all of his hip joint replacement cases with Materialise OrthoView, both standard and complex, and follows the Exeter 7 step pre-operative planning method. In the webinar you will learn what Mr. Barker considers to be the key measurements for achieving a successful surgical outcome and restoring full activity to his patients. These include stem offset and leg length discrepancy, known to be the most common cause of litigation in orthopedic surgery. Mr Barker identifies the benefits of knowing these measurements before going into surgery and describes how to measure them with a pre-operative planning solution.


What you’ll learn in this webinar

  • Why orthopaedic pre-operative planning matters
  • How pre-operative planning provides answers to the questions: Have we got what we need? and What are we going to do?
  • The requirements for pre-operative planning
  • What can be measured with pre-operative planning
  • How to establish key measurements such as the size of the acetabular component required, stem size and offset and leg length discrepancy.

About the speaker

Mr. Ross Barker is a consultant trauma and orthopedic surgeon working at Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man, for seven years with a special interest in Total Hip Replacement.

He graduated from the University College of London (UCL) in 1997 and FRCS (T&O) in 2006. He did an Oswestry orthopedic training rotation from 2002 until 2007. He is a former Exeter hip fellow (2008-2009) and is a current Exeter faculty member for the THR course.


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