The short-term efficacy of using constrained acetabular components for hip instability in the total hip arthroplasty construct has been documented. However, long-term concerns including late dislocation, loosening of components, and osteolysis have not been addressed. The authors evaluated, at an average 10.3-year follow-up, 101 tripolar constrained components (Stryker Howmedica Osteonics) used in the total hip arthroplasty construct. At final follow-up, 6 hips had dislocated or had failure of the constrained component, 5 of which were revised. In addition, 4 hips were revised for aseptic loosening of the acetabular component, 4 hips were revised for aseptic femoral loosening, and 1 hip was revised for acetabular osteolysis. Considering the complexity of the cases, this component has provided durable fixation and hip stability at this intermediate-term follow-up.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine