The survival of support rings in complex acetabular revision surgery.

@article{Carroll2008TheSO,
  title={The survival of support rings in complex acetabular revision surgery.},
  author={Fintan A. Carroll and D A Hoad-Reddick and Robert M Kerry and Ian Stockley},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={
          574-8
        }
}
Between 1980 and 2000, 63 support rings were used in the management of acetabular deficiency in a series of 60 patients, with a mean follow-up of 8.75 years (2 months to 23.8 years). There was a minimum five-year follow-up for successful reconstructions. The indication for revision surgery was aseptic loosening in 30 cases and infection in 33. All cases were Paprosky III defects; IIIA in 33 patients (52.4%) and IIIB in 30 (47.6%), including four with pelvic dissociation. A total of 26 patients… CONTINUE READING

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