Aiming for a combined cup and stem anteversion within a target range is one way to assess appropriate prosthetic component orientation and restoration of functional range of motion. We describe a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to assess the combined anteversion using a handheld accelerometer-based navigation system for total hip arthroplasty through a posterior approach. The femur is prepared first, at which time the femoral version is estimated by the surgeon. The acetabular component is then positioned using the navigation system to estimate anteversion, with the goal of providing a combined version of 37° ± 7°. The described technique allows surgeons to achieve the desired intraoperative combined anteversion.

IV (technical note).