Managing bone loss in acetabular revision
The management of bone loss encountered during acetabular revision remains challenging. In order to obtain a successful surgical result, preoperative planning is required to estimate the severity and location of bone defects. Most acetabular revisions can be treated with the use of a cementless hemispherical component. However, a successful surgical reconstruction requires component stability. Depending on the degree of bone loss, the surgical reconstruction may require the use of cancellous or structural bone graft, acetabular augmentation, an acetabular cage, a custom implant, or an acetabular transplant.