Jumbo cups for revision of acetabular defects after total hip arthroplasty: a retrospective review of a case series

Wedemeyer, Christian; Neuerburg, Carl; Heep, Hansjoerg; Von Knoch, Fabian; Von Knoch, Marius; Löer, Franz; Saxler, Guido
June 2008
Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jun2008, Vol. 128 Issue 6, p545
Academic Journal
The treatment of acetabular bone defects presents a great challenge in revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcome of revision THA using jumbo cups for acetabular reconstruction after applying the bone-grafting technique. We studied 17 patients with acetabular defects ranging from Type 2A to Type 3A according to Paprosky`s classification. According to the AAOS-score twelve patients were classified as Type II and five patients as Type III. Uncemented press-fit cups with an outer diameter larger than 64 mm were used in all cases. Fifteen patients received morselized bone allografts. In eight patients an additional screw fixation was necessary. The mean follow-up period was 82 months (range 33–149). The mean Harris Hip Score was preoperatively 62 and at the time of the last follow-up examination 83 points ( p = 0.007). Two acetabular components failed, one due to aseptic loosening and another one due to septic loosening. There was a trend of displacement of the femoral head centre towards the infero-lateral position after using jumbo cups that approached statistical significance ( p = 0.065). Closure of acetabular defects of Types 2A to 3A according to Paprosky’s classification and type II to III according to the AAOS-score respectively can be satisfactorily accomplished using jumbo cups after applying the bone-grafting technique.


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