Table of contents
About this book
The Corail® Hip System, one of the first to use hydroxyapatite, was developed in 1986 as an innovative solution for hip arthroplasty. It has since evolved to become one of the most used hip systems across the world, with more than 110,000 patients benefiting from the treatment each year. This book is designed as a practical manual that will serve both as a reference for surgeons training on the system and as a source of information, tips, and tricks for the more experienced who wish to learn from the cases of other surgeons.
The book is divided into three main parts. The first part discusses everything that is practical about the system, including the basic science, surgical technique, treatment of complications, and the results achieved in large cohorts of patients. A full discussion of revision arthroplasty using the Corail family of stems is also included. The second part is devoted to the important issues of surgical approach, bearing options, acetabular preparation and, cup orientation and fixation. The final part focuses on the management of the patient prior to and after surgery. Health economic implications of using the Corail Hip System are reviewed, and a collection of standard and complex clinical cases is provided to which surgeons can refer when planning surgery. The book closes by examining the next 25 years for the Corail® Hip System including the future in developing countries.