Component Selection in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.

The Orthopedic clinics of North America

PubMedID: 24975757

Chen AF, Hozack WJ. Component Selection in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthop Clin North Am. 2014;45(3):275-286.
Component selection for revision total hip arthroplasty is important for creating a stable hip, providing offset to maximize joint mechanics, and restoring appropriate leg lengths. On the femoral side, fully porous coated stems, modular tapered stems, and proximal femoral replacements can be used depending on the level of bone loss. For the acetabulum, smaller defects can be contained using second-generation porous coating hemispherical cups, whereas larger acetabular defects can be contained with cup cages, cages, or custom triflange implants. In addition, acetabular liners can improve stability through altered cup version, dual mobility, or constraint of the femoral head.