Introduction: The purpose of this study was to summarise the performance of dual-mobility cup systems for revision total hip arthroplasty in patients with abductor-trochanteric complex deficiency.
Methods: We prospectively followed 17 patients (20 hips) with a mean age of 64.5 years (range 33-89 years) who underwent acetabular reconstruction with dual-mobility cups for aseptic loosening in 12 hips, infection treatment as second or single stage in 6 hips, and instability in 2 hips. All of the patients had abductor insufficiency. We evaluated the clinical Harris Hip scores (HHS) and radiographs for migration, loosening, and osteolysis. The survival of the components was calculated according to Kaplan-Meier survivorship analysis, and failure was defined as any dislocation, acetabular component or total hip revision for any reason.
Results: The mean duration of follow-up was 38.1 months (range 24-98 months). There were 2 (12.5%) revisions for cemented cup migration after 11 months and 19 months respectively. There were no dislocations. At the last follow-up, the mean HHS increased from 42 points preoperatively to 86 points. The cumulative survival rate of the dual-mobility cup system was 93% (95% confidence interval 88-98.7%) at 5 years, with any revision as the end point.
Conclusion: Dual-mobility cups may provide excellent stability in patients with abductor-trochanteric complex insufficiency.
Keywords: Abductor insufficiency; Dual mobility; Revision total hip arthroplasty.