Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: December 2007 - Volume 465 - Issue - p 159-165 doi: 10.1097/BLO.0b013e3181560c6c

Management of Periacetabular Bone Loss in Revision Hip Arthroplasty

Boscainos, Petros, J*†; Kellett, Catherine, F†; Maury, Anthony, C‡; Backstein, David†; Gross, Allan, E†Section Editor(s): Hansseno, Arlen D MD, Guest Editor

The goals of acetabular revision surgery are to restore the anatomy and achieve stable fixation for the new acetabular component. The existing bone stock and the type of defect are determining factors in the surgical decision making. When necessary, and especially in younger patients, attempts should be made to restore the bone stock by grafting. The advent of modern reconstruction options, like the trabecular metal revision system and the cup-cage construct, provide more options in addressing the management of severe defects. Trabecular metal has a porosity similar to bone and provides an environment more favorable to bone graft remodeling than conventional metals. We present an overview of our experience and current approach to acetabular revision. In addition, we report our preliminary results with trabecular metal cups and trabecular metal cup-cage constructs used in conjunction with bone graft for addressing major bone defects.


Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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