Management strategies for acetabular defects in revision total hip arthroplasty

J Arthroplasty. 2002 Jun;17(4 Suppl 1):153-6. doi: 10.1054/arth.2002.32811.


The management of failed acetabular implants in total hip arthroplasty revision surgery requires an algorithm for intraoperative decisions regarding technique and implant selection. When > or = 50% of the acetabular host-bone is intact and stable, a press-fit ingrowth socket offers a reliable solution. In the presence of peripheral, central, or combined defects, a reconstruction ring with compacted cancellous allograft is advised.

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip*
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Humans
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Reoperation