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J Arthroplasty. 2011 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Improving Initial Acetabular Component Stability in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Calcium Phosphate Cement vs Reverse Reamed Cancellous Allograft.


The Center for Orthopedic Research and Education (CORE) Institute; The Banner Sun Health Research Institute.


A reproducible retroacetabular defect was created bilaterally in 9 cadaver pelves. The defects were filled with either an injectable, bioresorbable, calcium phosphate cement, or reverse-reamed cancellous allograft. An uncemented acetabular shell was impacted, followed by the placement of an appropriate liner. The pelves were then sectioned, and each half was loaded in a material testing machine to simulate walking on the construct over a several week period. The cement-filled defects lasted a greater number of cycles before failure and had greater cup stability and stiffness. The use of resorbable bone void filler for retroacetabular defects shows promise in this biomechanical analysis. Long-term clinical follow-up is warranted to track osseointegration of the implant and restoration of bone stock between this and other clinically accepted surgical techniques.

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