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Rodriguez, Penenberg Debate Mini Anterior Approach

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It’s Penenberg vs. Rodriquez. “The direct anterior approach is quicker and people recover sooner…”, says Dr. Brad Penenberg. Hold on a minute, says Dr. Jose Rodriquez. Success using the direct anterior approach depends on “…by whom, which outcomes, and compared to what.” It’s a lively and extremely informative debate.

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Hofmann, Ranawat Debate Post in Posterior Knee

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“I think that the ultracongruent insert provides excellent posterior stability, it’s bone sparing and technically easy, there are fewer complications, and it’s certainly time saving,” says Aaron Hofmann. “Wait,” says Chit Ranawat. “RP-PS has better survivorship and improved ROM compared to fixed bearing posterior stabilized.”