Porous metal augments: big hopes for big holes

M. Abolghasemian, S. Tangsataporn, A. Sternheim, D. J. Backstein, O. A. Safir, A. E. Gross

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The conventional method for reconstructing acetabular bone loss at revision surgery includes using structural bone allograft. The disadvantages of this technique promoted the advent of metallic but biocompatible porous implants to fill bone defects enhancing initial and long-term stability of the acetabular component. This paper presents the indications, surgical technique and the outcome of using porous metal acetabular augments for reconstructing acetabular defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
Number of pages6
JournalBone and Joint Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetabular bone defect
  • Hip revision
  • porous augment


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