Trabecular metal used for major bone loss in acetabular hip revision

J Arthroplasty. 2011 Dec;26(8):1245-50. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2011.02.022. Epub 2011 Apr 9.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of trabecular metal (TM) acetabular components used in revision hip arthroplasty with major bone deficiency. We retrospectively reviewed the records of 46 patients undergoing revision hip arthroplasty with severe acetabular bone loss. Clinical outcomes were assessed using Harris Hip Score, Western Ontario and McMaster Universities, and Short-Form 12. Mean follow-up was 50 months. All patients had Paprosky type IIc or III acetabular bone deficiency. Major complications included 1 infection, 2 dislocations, and 1 arterial bleeding. Average Harris Hip Score was 78.2. Short-Form 12 scores were within population-based age-matched averages. Western Ontario and McMaster Universities scores were mainly in the 2 lowest disability categories. Porous tantalum shows promising results in revision arthroplasty with severe acetabular bone loss.

MeSH terms

  • Acetabulum / diagnostic imaging
  • Acetabulum / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / instrumentation*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip / methods*
  • Bone Resorption / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Hip Joint / surgery
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metals*
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteolysis / surgery*
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Radiography
  • Reoperation
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Metals