Clin Orthop Surg.  2009 Jun;1(2):105-109. 10.4055/cios.2009.1.2.105.

Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Using an Extensively Porous Coated Femoral Stem

  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.


BACKGROUND: To determine the benefit of an extensively porous coated femoral stem in patients receiving revision total hip arthroplasty.
This study reviewed the results of 35 patients who received a revision total hip arthroplasty with extensively porous coated femoral stem between August, 1996, and December, 2002. The mean follow-up period was 77.5 months. The clinical and radiological results were evaluated by the Harris hip score and serial roentgenographic findings.
The preoperative and postoperative Harris hip score was 68.3 and 92.5, respectively. Radiographically, none of the acetabular components showed any evidence of migration, tilt, rotation, or shedding of metal particles. In addition, none of the femoral components showed evidence of subsidence, pedestal, or shedding of metal particles. Twenty-two hips had a mild stress shield and 2 hips had a moderate stress shield. The perioperative complications encountered were deep vein thrombosis (1 case), mild heterotopic ossification (4 cases), intraoperative periprosthetic fractures (1 case), and nonunion of the trochanteric osteotomy site (2 cases).
Extensively porous coated femoral stems and acetabular components produce excellent clinical and radiological results in revision total hip arthroplasty.


Revision total hip arthroplasty; Extensively porous coated femoral stem
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