This study assessed failures of allograft prosthesis composites (APC) and revisions with a new APC. Twenty-one patients with failed APC’s after revision hip arthroplasty with severe proximal femoral bone loss underwent revision with a new APC. Causes of failure were aseptic loosening (18 patients), infection (3 patients). Of these 21 APC revisions, two patients failed (after 60, 156 months). The 5 and 10 year survival rates were 83.5% (95% CI, 79–100%, number at risk 12 and 6 accordingly). In addition, two patients had non-union at the host-allograft bone junction and were augmented with bone autograft and plate. These results suggest that failed APCs may be revised to a new APC with a predictable outcome.
The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 5, 1058 - 1062
Treatment of Failed Allograft Prosthesis Composites Used for Hip Arthroplasty in the Setting of Severe Proximal Femoral Bone DefectsSternheim, Amir et al.