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Long-term results for minor column allografts in revision hip arthroplasty.
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PMID:  20878280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: While acetabular structural allografts provide an important alternative for reconstructions, concerns remain with long-term graft resorption, collapse, and failure. Midterm studies of minor column (shelf) allograft suggest reasonable survival but long-term survival is unknown.
QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We therefore assessed long-term graft/cup survivorship, functional scores, radiographic resorption, and complications associated with minor column allograft.
METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 74 patients (85 hips) with a mean age of 54 years (range, 28-83 years) undergoing acetabular cup revision using a minor column allograft. A minor column allograft was used in uncontained acetabular bone defects sized between 30% and 50% of the acetabulum. Graft failure was considered to occur when the graft required revision with another graft, metal augment, reconstruction cage, or excision arthroplasty. The minimum followup was 5 years (mean, 16 years; range, 5.3-25 years).
RESULTS: Twenty-three patients (27 hips) had rerevision for all causes at a mean time to rerevision of 6.9 years (range, 0.1-23). Fifteen grafts failed at a mean time-to-rerevision of 6.1 years (range, 0.5-23.2). The 15- and 20-year Kaplan-Meier survivorships were 61% and 55% for cups and 78% for grafts with rerevision for all causes as end point. With rerevision for aseptic loosening as end point, survivorships were 67% and 61% for cups and 81% for grafts. The mean modified Harris hip scores were 41 (range, 20-60) preoperatively, 73 (range, 40-95) at 1 year postoperatively and 73 (range, 26-93) at last followup.
CONCLUSION: The data may provide a long-term benchmark by which future treatments for Type III defects can be measured.
Paul T H Lee; Guy Raz; Oleg A Safir; David J Backstein; Allan E Gross
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  468     ISSN:  1528-1132     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2010-12-06     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3295-303     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Avenue, Suite 476A, Toronto, ON, M5G 1X5, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip* / adverse effects,  instrumentation
Bone Transplantation* / adverse effects
Graft Survival*
Hip Joint / radiography,  surgery*
Hip Prosthesis
Kaplan-Meier Estimate
Middle Aged
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Transplantation, Homologous
Treatment Outcome

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