Acetabular Bone Loss in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: Evaluation and Management

Neil P. Sheth J Am Acad Orthop Surg March 2013 vol. 21 no. 3 Abstract

As the number of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) procedures performed continues to rise, the burden of revision THA procedures is also expected to increase. Proper evaluation and management of acetabular bone loss at the time of revision surgery will be an increasing challenge facing orthopaedic surgeons. Proper preoperative patient assessment and detailed preoperative planning are essential in obtaining a good clinical result. Appropriate radiographs are critical in assessing acetabular bone loss, and specific classification schemes can identify bone loss patterns and guide available treatment options. Treatment options include impaction grafting and cementation of the acetabulum, noncemented hemispheric acetabular reconstruction, structural allograft reconstruction, noncemented reconstruction with modular porous metal augments, ring and cage reconstruction, oblong cup reconstruction, cup-cage reconstruction, and triflange reconstruction.

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