The Journal of Arthroplasty , Volume 33 , Issue 8 , 2566 - 2570

Tritanium Acetabular Cup in Revision Hip Replacement: A Six to Ten Years of Follow-Up Study

Hosny, Hazem A.H. et al.


The use of highly porous acetabular components has shown to produce good results in revision acetabular surgery. Their surface characteristics enhance initial fixation and bone ingrowth which are prerequisites for adequate osseointegration. The purpose of this study is to analyze the mid-term to long-term survival, clinical and radiological outcomes using the Tritanium cup (Stryker, Mahwah, NJ) in revision hip surgery.


This is a retrospective review of all patients who underwent acetabular revision surgery using “Tritanium revision cup” between April 2007 and November 2010 at our institution. Sixty-two patients were included with a mean age of 67.5 years (32-86). According to Paprosky classification, 10 patients had type I defect, 8 had type IIA, 27 had type IIB, 7 had type IIC, and 10 suffered from type IIIA defect. A Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to determine the survival of the cup. Functional outcomes were assessed using Oxford Hip Score. Plain radiographs were performed to assess implant fixation and osseointegration.


The acetabular cup aseptic survivorship was 98.4% at a mean follow-up of 87.6 months. The mean Oxford Hip Score improved from 14.5 (3-31) preoperatively to 38.5 (12-48) at the final follow-up. Two cups were revised (3.2%): 1 for aseptic loosening and 1 for infection.


Tritanium revision acetabular cup has shown excellent mid-term to long-term clinical and radiographic results with low failure rate and minimal complications. Longer term follow-up would be of value to assess the ongoing survival of this implant construct.

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