Fluoroscopic Guided Component Positioning
Fluoroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor, much like an X-ray movie. During your anterior hip procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through your body and the image is transmitted to a monitor. This allows real time evaluation of hip movement. We can also see instruments and the total hip itself in great detail. During your procedure we watch a real time image of the total hip being placed. This is crucial in total hip procedures because it ensures accurate placement of the components which decreases the likelihood of dislocation and leg length inequality.