Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides, an orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists in Louisville, will lead a live demonstration of anterior-approach hip replacement surgery for ORLive at 6 p.m. (CDT) today.
The broadcast is open to the public. Registration is required at www.orlive.com.
The surgical demonstration is designed to help educate medical professionals about current trends in total hip replacement. The one-hour demonstration will include the entire surgical procedure.
The anterior-approach total hip replacement differs from the conventional method in that the incision is made to the front rather than the back of the thigh. This means muscles do not have to be detached, improving recovery time, comfort and hip stability.
Yerasimides is one of the few surgeons in the country performing this approach.