Cementless Hemispheric Hydroxyapatite-Coated Sockets for Acetabular Revision

Carel H. Geerdink*, Jelle Schaafsma, Will G.M. Meyers, Bernd Grimm, Alphons J. Tonino

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This study describes our experience with a hydroxyapatite-coated uncemented hemispherical component used for revision of 72 patients with aseptic loosening of the acetabular component. Preoperative Paprosky classification of the acetabular defects was 1 type I, 35 type II, and 36 type III; according to American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 14 segmental, 10 cavitary, and 48 combined. The mean follow-up was 7.6 years (range, 5.0-13.0). Complications were seen in 7 cases (9.6%). Seventy acetabular components (97.2%) showed bone ongrowth on the radiographs. The survival rate was 90.8% after a mean follow-up of 7.6 years (range, 5.0-13.0) when revision for any reason is the end point (confidence interval, 80.5%-100%) and 98.1% (confidence interval, 94.5%-100%) when aseptic loosening of the cup is the end point. We conclude that hydroxyapatite-coated cups for acetabular revision show promising results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-376
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • acetabular revision surgery
  • aseptic loosening
  • hydroxyapatite-coated cup


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