Position of the acetabular component determines the fate of femoral head autografts in total hip replacement for acetabular dysplasia

Atilla B., Ali H., Aksoy M. C., Caglar O., TOKGÖZOĞLU A. M., Alpaslan M.

JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-BRITISH VOLUME, no.7, pp.874-878, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


We have reviewed 54 patients who had undergone 61 total hip replacements using bulk femoral autografts to augment a congenitally dysplastic acetabulum. There were 52 women and two men with a mean age of 42.4 years (29 to 76) at the time of the index operation. A variety of different prostheses was used: 28 (45.9%) were cemented and 33 (54.1%) uncemented. The graft technique remained unchanged throughout the series.