Background: Recurrent instability remains a challenge after revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). We report the outcomes of cementing a cementless dual mobility (DM) component into a stable acetabular shell for the treatment and/or prevention of instability in revision THA. Methods: Eighteen patients (18 THAs) undergoing revision THA with a specific monoblock DM construct cemented into a new acetabular component or an existing well-fixed component from 2011 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Tumor prostheses and total femoral replacements were excluded. In 9 patients (50%), components were implanted specifically for recurrent dislocations. Mean age was 64 years; mean follow-up was 3 years. Patients underwent an average of 4 prior hip operations (range 2-6). Results: No cemented DM cups dissociated at the cement-cup interface. Three patients (17%) experienced a postoperative dislocation. One required a revision to constrained liner and 2 underwent open reduction with retention of the DM construct. Harris Hip Scores improved from 53 to 82 postoperatively (P <.001). Conclusion: Cementation of a monoblock cup DM construct, an off-label use as the construct is not specifically made for cementation, into a well-fixed acetabular component provides an alternative to enhance prosthetic stability in (1) recurrently dislocating THAs with well fixed, well-positioned acetabular components and (2) complex acetabular reconstructions in which constraint should be avoided. While not a perfect solution in this series, DM constructs provide a number of advantages including no added constraint at the interface and a large effective femoral head to diminish prosthetic impingement.
- cemented liner
- constrained liner
- dual mobility
- revision total hip arthroplasty
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine