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Mechanical complications and reconstruction strategies at the site of hip spacer implantation

Konstantinos Anagnostakos 1, Jochen Jung 1, Nora Verena Schmid 1, Eduard Schmitt 1, Jens Kelm 1,2
Abstract :

Over the past two decades antibiotic-impregnated hip spacers have become a popular procedure in the treatment of hip joint infections. Besides infection persistence and/or reinfection, major complications after hip spacer implantation include spacer fracture, -dislocation, and bone fracture. Moreover, in cases with extensive loss of femoral and/or acetabular bone alternative reconstructive techniques should be used for a stable spacer fixation and prevention of fractures or dislocations. The present article reviews the different types of spacer fractures and dislocations and offers some suggestions about reconstructive techniques for management of extensive loss of femoral and/or acetabular bone at the site of hip spacer implantation.

Keywords :
hip spacers, spacer fracture, spacer dislocation, femoral fracture, reconstruction.

Date Deposited : 28 Jul 2011 09:47

Last Modified : 28 Jul 2011 09:47

Official URL: http://www.medsci.org/archive

Volume 6, Number 5, - 2009 , ISSN 1449-1907

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