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Father of modern total hip arthroplasty

Father of modern total hip arthroplasty

There are some names in surgery that you need to know – Sir John Charnley is one of them. Most widely known as the father of modern total hip arthroplasty, his contributions and inventions to the field of orthopaedics are extraordinary! Prof Charnley pioneered the first total hip replacement surgery, turning his own custom stems in his workshop.

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Total Hip replacement – Anterior Approach

Total Hip replacement – Anterior Approach

The direct anterior approach for THR was first popularised at the beginning of the 20th century and over the last decade has come back into vogue with the move towards minimally invasive techniques and the push for early recovery after surgery.

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