The Use of a Cemented Dual Mobility Socket to Treat Recurrent Dislocation

The Clinical Orthopaedic Research Centre, Department of Reconstructive and Orthopaedic Surgery, Service A, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Cochin-Port Royal, Université René Descartes, Hôpital Cochin (AP-HP), 75014, Paris, France.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (Impact Factor: 2.77). 12/2010; 468(12):3248-54. DOI: 10.1007/s11999-010-1404-7
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The treatment of recurrent dislocation after total hip arthroplasty remains challenging. Dual mobility sockets have been associated with a low rate of dislocation but it is not known whether they are useful for treating recurrent dislocation.
We therefore asked whether a cemented dual mobility socket would (1) restore hip stability following recurrent dislocation; (2) provide a pain-free and mobile hip; and (3) show durable radiographic fixation.
We retrospectively reviewed 51 patients treated with a cemented dual mobility socket for recurrent dislocation after total hip arthroplasty between August 2002 and June 2005. The mean age at the time of the index procedure of was 71.3 years. Of the 51 patients, 47 have had complete clinical and radiographic evaluation data at a mean followup of 51.4 months (range, 25-76.3 months).
The cemented dual mobility socket restored complete stability of the hip in 45 of the 47 patients (96%). The mean Merle d'Aubigné hip score was 16 ± 2 at the latest followup. Radiographic analysis revealed no or radiolucent lines less than 1 mm thick located in a single acetabular zone in 43 of 47 hips (91.5%). The cumulative survival rate of the acetabular component at 72 months using revision for dislocation and/or mechanical failure as the end point was 96% ± 4% (95% confidence interval, 90%-100%).
A cemented dual mobility socket was able to restore hip stability in 96% of recurrent dislocating hips. However, longer-term followup is needed to ensure that dislocation and loosening rates will not increase.


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    • "Several studies have reported good results and low rate of dislocation in revision THA, including complex scenarios such as recurrent dislocation [10] [11] [52] [54] [57] [62] [63] [67] [70], substantial bone loss [53], with cage constructs [60] [64], and for failure of metal-on-metal devices secondary to ARMD [65] [68]. Mertl et al. [63] recently reported 180 patients (180 hips) treated with dual mobility for recurrent dislocation, and observed 96.2% survival and only a 5% recurrence of dislocation at a mean follow-up of 7.7 years. "
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    • "The rate of 10.4% is therefore lower than that reported in the main registers. One hypothesis to explain this difference would be the more frequent use of dual mobility cups in France to reduce the risk of dislocation during primary arthroplasties in particular in high-dislocation-risk patients [24]. Our results suggest that the use of the dual mobility cup does in fact reduce the rate of revision for ''classic'' dislocation (5.6%) compared to the use of a standard flat liner (9.1%), but there is no difference (8.8%) if intraprosthetic dislocations, which specifically occur in dual mobility cups, are taken into account, tending to invalidate this hypothesis . "

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    • "Massin et al. [33] rapportent un taux de reprise à huit ans pour infection inférieur à 1 % sur 2601 cas de cupule à double mobilité. Cependant, le fait que le recours à ces cupules à double mobilité en ATH primaire ait pu être proposé à des patients aux facteurs de risque généraux plus importants (plus âgés, dénutris, neurologiques) d'une part, et la diminution du risque de luxation après reprise avec ces cupules d'autre part [34] représentent de possibles facteurs de biais statistique Enfin, le fait que la voie d'abord antérolatérale selon Rottinger puisse être corrélée à un taux de révision pour infection multiplié par 3,4 est un élément nouveau. Certes, cette technique nécessite une courbe d'apprentissage importante et des complications propres lui ont été associées 35—37. "

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