The Use of Allografts in Revision Hip Alloarthroplasty

  • D. Bettin


Many publications described the progressive bone destruction in endoprosthetic surgery [4,9,11,18,22]. After removal of the cement or curretage of an infection the quality of the bone bed is impaired [13]. Often a new prosthesis cannot be fixed firmly. Increasingly these bone defects cannot be reconstructed with autogenous bone transplants alone [5,16]. Allografts offer structural stability and osteoconductive properties [3]. However, large parts of the bone transplants remain avital. If the osteointegration at the junction sites has taken place, the allograft offers an improved biomechanical situation [9, 15].


Partial Weight Bearing Bone Transplant Screw Anchorage Acetabular Reconstruction Structural Allograft 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Bettin
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  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Allgemeine OrthopädieWestfälische Wilhelms Universität MünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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