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J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep;28(8):1391-3. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.10.026. Epub 2013 Mar 27.

The boiled-egg technique: a new method for obtaining femoral head autograft used in acetabular defect reconstruction.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Scotland, UK.

Abstract

Primary total hip arthroplasty can be complicated by acetabular bony defects, threatening the biomechanical integrity of the prosthesis. Traditionally, when autologous bone is used to pack these defects, it is obtained from thin slices of femoral head in addition to acetabular reamings. We report a novel technique for the acquisition of autologous femoral head bone graft used in the reconstruction of acetabular defects during primary total hip arthroplasty.

KEYWORDS:

acetabular defect; autologous; bone graft; femoral head; total hip arthroplasty

PMID:
23540538
DOI:
10.1016/j.arth.2012.10.026
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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