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 Defects

Sternheim, Amir et al.

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.

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