A Modified Extensile Anterior Approach to the Acetabulum for Severe Acetabular Defects.

A modified extensile Smith-Petersen approach was used to access the acetabulum and pelvis in cases with complex acetabular defects requiring extensive reconstructions. Between 2010 and 2014, a total of 49 hips (48 patients) with a variety of acetabular defects were reconstructed using highly porous hemispherical acetabular cups and different reconstruction… CONTINUE READING