The second annual united states comprehensive course on total hip resurfacing arthroplasty.
Subject: Arthroplasty (Study and teaching)
Authors: Mont, Michael A.
Schmalzried, Thomas P.
Seyler, Thorsten M.
Pub Date: 04/01/2009
Publication: Name: Bulletin of the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Publisher: J. Michael Ryan Publishing Co. Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 J. Michael Ryan Publishing Co. ISSN: 1936-9719
Issue: Date: April, 2009 Source Volume: 67 Source Issue: 2
Accession Number: 247449416
Full Text: This special supplemental issue of the Bulletin contains selected papers from the Second Annual United States Comprehensive Course on Total Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty (Directors: Michael A. Mont, M.D., and Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D.; and Program Director: Thorsten M. Seyler, M.D.). This meeting was held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, California on October 24 and 25, 2008. It was sponsored by LifeBridge Health and accredited by MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society, as an educational activity in which over 200 surgeons, allied health professionals, and representatives of most major United States prosthetic companies were present. This was once again an interdisciplinary as well as interprosthetic company-sponsored event focused solely on total hip resurfacing arthroplasty.

The goals of the meeting were to review and discuss the current state of knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to resurfacing technology. The course included over 30 instructors from 17 centers in the United States as well as from various other countries (Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, and Australia). They represented experiences with hip resurfacing implants produced by more than 10 orthopaedic device companies. There were seven sessions with topics ranging from historical background, basic science, key concepts, lessons from experience, special indications, complications, pitfalls, and special techniques.

Many of these esteemed guest speakers contributed further to the success of the course by submitting the manuscripts published in this issue. This supplement encompasses a compilation of 19 peer-reviewed manuscripts of original research presented at this meeting. This multidisciplinary approach is reflected in articles that range from basic science to clinical outcomes and summarizes many of the current principles and the state-of-the-art in hip resurfacing.

We would like to acknowledge certain individuals who were vital to the success of this meeting. Madeline Bacon and Ashley Thurman worked tirelessly in planning, organizing, and administering this course. Thanks go to Amanda Chase who helped edit the final program, as well as Joy Marlowe, Joe Michalski, and Alvien Lee, who prepared the audiovisual presentations. We thank Dr. Jerome P. Reichmister, who gave his full support and enthusiasm to introduce the course in representing LifeBridge Health. Thanks also goes to Lorrie Liang for the support we received from Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. We would like to acknowledge all of those at St. Vincent Medical Center for their on-site assistance, especially Patti O'Brien and Carol Aldana.

A special thank you goes to Colleen Kazmarek for her assistance with the editing process. We would like to thank William Jaffe and Steven Stuchin for their encouragement for this project. We want to thank the support staff, including James Costello, for their attention to the many details of the editorial process. We thank our various sponsors, including Biomet (Warsaw, Indiana), BrainLAB, Inc. (Westchester, Illinois), DePuy (Warsaw, Indiana), Finsbury Orthopaedics (London, United Kingdom), Salient Surgical Technologies (Dover, New Hampshire), Smith and Nephew (Memphis, Tennessee), Stryker Orthopaedics (Mahwah, New Jersey), and Wright Medical (Arlington, Tennessee) for their unrestricted educational grants.

For more information, as well as information about future resurfacing meetings, please visit the web site at, or contact Madeline Bacon by e-mail ( or telephone (410-601-9798).

Michael A. Mont, M.D., Thomas P. Schmalzried, M.D., and Thorsten M. Seyler, M.D.
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