Custom Acetabular Cages Offer Stable Fixation and Improved Hip Scores for Revision THA With Severe Bone Defects.

@article{Li2016CustomAC,
  title={Custom Acetabular Cages Offer Stable Fixation and Improved Hip Scores for Revision THA With Severe Bone Defects.},
  author={Huiwu Li and Xinhua Qu and Yuanqing Mao and Ke-rong Dai and Zhen-an Zhu},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2016},
  volume={474 3},
  pages={731-40}
}
BACKGROUND Revision THA is particularly challenging in hips with severe acetabular bone loss. When the extent or geometry of the acetabular bone loss precludes more-straightforward techniques such as jumbo hemispheric cementless shells, reconstruction with morselized allograft protected by a custom cage may offer an alternative, but, to our knowledge, few series have reported on results with this approach. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES For patients with severe (Paprosky IIIB) defects, we asked: do… CONTINUE READING