The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 32, Issue 3, 908 - 914

Bone Remodeling in Acetabular Reconstruction Using a Kerboull-Type Reinforcement Device and Structural Bone-Grafting in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Oe, Kenichi et al.
Hip

Background

The purpose of this study was to identify the long-term durability of the Kerboull-type reinforcement device (KT plate) in acetabular reconstruction for massive bone defects, assessing the remodeling of structural bone grafts.

Methods

This study retrospectively evaluated 106 hips that underwent acetabular reconstruction using a KT plate between November 2000 and December 2010. Thirty-eight primary total hip arthoplasties (THAs) and 68 revised THAs were performed, and the mean duration of clinical follow-up was 8 years (5-14 years). Regarding reconstructing the acetabular bone defects, autografts were used in 37 hips, allografts in 68 hips, and A-W glass ceramics in 2 hips.

Results

One hip exhibited radiological migration and no revision for aseptic loosening. The mean Merle d’Aubigné Clinical Score improved from 7.5 points (4-12 points) preoperatively to 10.9 points (9-18 points) at the last follow-up. The Kaplan–Meier survival rate for radiological migration of primary and revised THAs at 10 years was 100% and 97% (95% confidence interval: 96%-100%), respectively. Bone remodeling was evaluated using the radiological demarcation at the bone-to-bone interface, and an improvement of 100% in primary THAs and 94% in revised THAs was observed.

Conclusion

For massive bone defects, acetabular reconstruction using the KT plate with a structural bone grafting can yield successful results.


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