Bone Attachment on a New Design of Cementless Stem and a Widely Used Cup: Postmortem Retrieval Findings

JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Apr-Jun;10(2):e19.00560. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.19.00560.


Case: This was a postmortem retrieval study to assess bone fixation in a hydroxyapatite-coated ACTIS stem and a beaded Pinnacle Sector cup retrieved from an 89-year-old man 15-months postoperatively. Previous radiographic examinations showed good implant fixation without any radiolucency. The sectioned cup and stem showed good fixation on visual, microradiographic, and histological examinations. Slight changes in bone density and mineral content were observed.

Conclusions: Clinical fixation was achieved in both components with variable degrees of bone ingrowth and ongrowth at 15 months postoperatively in this postmortem retrieval case.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Hip Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Osseointegration*