What Is the Future of Mobile-bearing Acetabular Components?

    Mobile-bearing acetabular components are a relatively new design option for total hip arthroplasty. The goal of these components, say the manufacturers, is to allow a better fit with the patient’s anatomy, provide greater mobility, and create a stable hip that’s less prone to dislocation.

    Are these components as good as the manufacturer’s claim, or is this just hype? Are they a fad, or are they here to stay?

    To find out, we asked a number of experts in hip replacement what they think about mobile-bearing acetabular components, and whether they use these components in their practice.

    Click on the video viewer above to find out what Raymond H. Kim, MD, and R. Stephen J. Burnett, MD, FRCSC, had to say.

    Producer: Michael Szuch; Director: Michael Bugera; Post Production: Charles Maynard