Complications in Hip Surgery: Does Approach Matter?

The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.

Target Audience

This article is intended for internists, anesthesiologists, general surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and other members of the healthcare team who treat and manage patients undergoing hip surgery.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate the risks for major surgical complications for anterior vs posterior or lateral surgical approach to total hip arthroplasty, based on a retrospective cohort study
  • Compare the risks for aseptic revision for uncemented vs cemented fixation in the hemiarthroplasty treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures, based on a second retrospective cohort study

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 MOC
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

News Author

Laird Harrison

Freelance writer, Medscape

CME Author

Laurie Barclay, MD

Freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC

Editor/CE Reviewer

Esther Nyarko, PharmD

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

CME Reviewer/Nurse Planner

Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE

Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC


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For Physicians

Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Available Credit

  • 0.25 MOC
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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