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Dunbar, Haddad Debate Femoral Neck Modularity in Primary THA

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“Femoral neck modularity lacks proof of superiority, increases the risk of corrosion and fracture, and makes everyone’s life miserable,” argues Mike Dunbar. “Let’s not overreact,” cautions Fares Haddad. “We need to learn from modular implant failures and then move forward and still be able to use modularity for patients in the future.”

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Murphy, Rodriguez Debate Superior Capsulotomy

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“With superior capsulotomy there is no fluoro or X-ray required, there is more accurate component placement, and it’s extensile,” argues Stephen Murphy. “And there is a 23% lower cost over 90 days.” Jose Rodriguez counters, “The major reason why this hasn’t spread is that you have to buy into navigation. Then there is technical ability; it’s a very different technique. It’s quirky, and you lose tactile feedback.”

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