Reconstruction of periacetabular tumours with saddle prosthesis or custom-made prosthesis, functional results and complications

Danisman M., Mermerkaya M. U., BEKMEZ S., AYVAZ M., ATİLLA B., TOKGÖZOĞLU A. M.

HIP INTERNATIONAL, vol.26, no.2, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/hipint.5000306
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Reconstruction after resection of pelvic tumours is a major challenge. We report the outcomes and complications of 7 patients who underwent limb salvage following type II or type II, III pelvic resection and reconstruction using a saddle prosthesis or custom-made hemipelvic prosthesis. In our opinion, reconstruction using custom-made prostheses is better than placement of saddle prostheses because of a lower risk of complications and improved functional outcomes.