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Chang, Yoo, and Suh: Bipolar Endoprosthesis with Acetabular Bone Graft in Dysplasia of the Hip: Report of eight cases


Total hip replacement arthroplasty is one of the excellent treatment modalities of adult hip joint disease. But those who have severe dysplasia of the hip usually require augmentation of acetabular bone stock in order to carry out the total hip replacement arthroplasty and technical difficulties are often encountered in estabilishing an adequate acetabular bed for the prosthesis. From July 1988 to January 1990, we attempted to treat patients of dysplastic hip by bipolar endoprosthesis with acetabular bone graft using femoral head autograft in 8 patients and then reviewed these cases. The mean follow up period was 3 years ranging from 1 year and 10 months to 3 years and 10 months. The results obtained were as follows : 1. All the bone grafts were united well(average bone union time : 5.3 months). 2. According to Gerber and Harris' classification, there was no evidence of resorption of the graft in 1 case, and there were minor resorption in 5 cases, moderate resorption in 1 case, and major resorption in 1 case. 3. The average preoperative Harris hip score was 47.5 points and the average Harris hip score at last follow up was 79.0 points. 4. Because of the high rate of graft resorption and component migration, bipolar endoprosthesis with acetabular bone graft was not to be recommended as a reconstructive procedure for the dysplastic hip which have segmental bony deficiency in the acetabulum.

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