The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 27, Issue 4, 591 - 597

Hydroxyapatite Block for Reconstruction of Severe Dysplasia or Acetabular Bone Defects in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Maruyama, Masaaki et al.

Fourteen hips in 14 patients (all female; average age, 64 years) with severe bone defects due to developmental dysplasia of the hip or migration of the socket were treated with hydroxyapatite block with impacted morselized bone graft in conjunction with a cemented socket. All patients were followed clinically in a prospective fashion, and radiographs were analyzed retrospectively. One initial patient had 17-year follow-up, whereas the remaining 13 patients had follow-up between 4 and 6.5 years. No acetabular components were revised, including the socket of a 17-year postoperative case that remains rigidly fixed and supported by the graft and hydroxyapatite block with only mild polyethylene wear and minor osteolysis. Osteointegration and good clinical outcome were achieved in all cases by reconstruction with this technique in total hip arthroplasty.

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