Interactive educational webinar on the critical design elements of a successful uncemented femoral implant and how it has evolved to suit contemporary MIS techniques.


Learn why you would choose a short uncemented stem for hip arthroplasty patients and how an anterior approach can reduce recovery time and minimise scarring. Interact with Professor Justin Cobb, Dr Daniel Donaire, Mr Gunnar Flivik and Mr Johan Witt as they share their philosophies and technique for bikini incision anterior hip replacement.


Interest in short uncemented femoral stem designs for hip arthroplasty is driven by the promise of the preservation of proximal bone stock and easier insertion, with the option to adopt contemporary minimally invasive surgical techniques. However, due to the heterogeneity of the group of implants referred to as ‘short stems’ and some unconvincing survivorship results amongst this diverse group, some surgeons reserve these stem designs for specific patient types, such as those with type Dorr A and young adults. This webinar will present and discuss the results of a bone conserving shorter stem design based on a well-proven precursor and debate its use in a wider range of indications.

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The evolution of the evolution | Q&A
Prof. Justin Cobb

Migration pattern with a conservative stem using RSA and DXA | Q&A
Prof. Gunnar Flivik

Does the anterior approach improve the recovery times? | Q&A
Mr Johan Witt

Evolution clinical results of the Spanish multicentre study | Q&A
Dr. Daniel Donaire

The anterior approach – how I do it | Q&A
Mr Johan Witt

Case Discussions
3 or 4 cases for discussion

Learning Objectives

By the end of this educational presentation delegates should be able to:

  • Understand the critical design criteria of a successful short uncemented femoral stem.
  • Identify patients that may be suitable for a short uncemented femoral stem design.
  • List the recommendations for achieving successful total hip replacement with a short stem implant.
  • Identify key surgical factors that support faster recovery times with an anterior approach.
  • Recognise and plan for the potential learning curve associated with an anterior approach.


Prof Justin Cobb
Prof Justin Cobb
Dr Daniel Donaire
Dr Daniel Donaire
Prof Gunnar Flivik
Prof Gunnar Flivik
Johan Witt
Mr Johan Witt

The course is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeon's of England and attracts 1 CPD point. FREE registration.