August 31, 2016
Total patient and surgeon radiation exposure during direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty was low, but increased as patient BMI increased, according to results.
Researchers performed a retrospective chart review of 157 patients who underwent direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (THA) between 2012 and 2014. Of these, 117 cases were included in the analysis. Researchers collected exposure time, radiation emittance and peak kilovoltage (kVp) from patients’ electronic medical records.