Impaction Grafting for Femoral Component Revision Using a Non-Polished Bead-Blasted Chrome Cobalt Stem-Average 8 1/2-Year Follow-Up

Ryan J. Krupp, Arthur L. Malkani, Charles H. Crawford, William N. Capello, Judy R. Feinberg, Dale Baker

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Impaction grafting for femoral component revision in patients with significant bone loss has been reported using a tapered polished femoral component that is meant to subside. This study reports our results of femoral component revision using impaction grafting with a bead-blasted chrome cobalt stem designed not to subside. Forty-eight femoral component revisions using impaction grafting were retrospectively reviewed with a minimum 6 1/2-year follow-up. There were 2 failures due to aseptic loosening of the femoral component (4%). There were 22 total complications, and the overall failure rate was 21%. Impaction grafting for femoral component revision using a bead-blasted chrome cobalt stem in patients with a large femoral canal diameter has shown good results with respect to aseptic loosening with minimal subsidence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1186
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006



  • arthroplasty
  • femoral revision
  • hip
  • impaction grafting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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