The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 28, Issue 2, 303 - 308

A Long-Term Survivorship Comparison Between Cemented and Uncemented Cups With Shelf Grafts in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty After Dysplasia

Sternheim, Amir et al.

Long-term outcomes of cemented and uncemented cups were compared in patients with hip dysplasia who had undergone revision hip arthroplasty. Patients had uncontained superolateral acetabular defects reconstructed with a structural allograft. This retrospective study compared 18 cemented acetabular cups to 27 uncemented acetabular cups. Average follow-up was 216 months (range, 96-312). Nineteen acetabular cups (42%) failed due to loosening and were revised. The 10- and 20-year cup survival was 88% and 76% in the uncemented group and 67% and 36% in the cemented group. Log rank analysis showed this difference to be significant (P = .0077). Uncemented acetabular cups performed significantly better than cemented cups.

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