3D Printed Acetabular Components for Complex Revision Arthroplasty

Angela Yao, Daniel Mark George, Vijai Ranawat, Chris John Wilson

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Recent studies have shown high early failure rates with Cup Cage constructs in complex revision surgery for Paprosky 3B acetabular defects. As a result, the use of 3D printed custom-made acetabular components has become more common. In this case series, we present two cases that demonstrate the latest advancement in 3D printed implants for severe acetabular bone loss. The follow up was 3 and 7 years. Neither patient has undergone revision surgery of the acetabular component to date. One patient sustained a femoral peri-prosthetic fracture requiring plate fixation. This case study demonstrates that 3D printed implants have excellent intraoperative and immediate postoperative outcomes in revision surgery for severe acetabular bone defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)786–792
Number of pages7
JournalIndian Journal of Orthopaedics
Issue number3
Early online date3 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetabular defects
  • Acetabular implants
  • Acetabular replacement
  • Revision surgery


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