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Will Hip Resurfacing See a Resurgence? A Dive into New Technology

Thursday, June 15, 2023 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Hip resurfacing trends

Hip resurfacing techniques date back to the beginning of joint replacement surgery. Today, orthopedic surgeons often debate the advantages and disadvantages of hip resurfacing over traditional total hip replacement. Proponents of hip resurfacing believe the procedure and new implant designs and materials are well suited for the growing number of younger patients in need of hip replacement. Joint replacement surgeon turned industry executive Sharat Kusuma, M.D., shares how engineering ingenuity has the potential to change the trajectory of hip resurfacing. Dr. Kusuma, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Exactech, is leading the company’s efforts to bring JointMedica’s Polymotion hip implant, an FDA Breakthrough Device, to market.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand advancements in implant design and materials for hip replacement procedures
  • Learn about the importance of offering solutions for younger, more active patients
  • Gain insight into the evolving hip replacement market


Thursday, June 15, 2023
11:45 am - 12:30 pm


All Levels
Day 3 Thursday
Surgeon Pod
Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality/Regulatory