N° 003 - September / October 2019
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A new approach for Paprosky 3 acetabular defects with patient matched 3D printed implants based on bone quality assessment
By S.N van Laarhoven, M. Baauw, G.G van Hellemondt, M. Spruit in category UPDATE
Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Major acetabular defects are most complex and difficult to reconstruct especially if pelvic dissociation is present. Many techniques have been proposed such as bone impaction grafting, structural allografts, anti-protrusio or reconstruction cages, tantalum augments and cup-cage reconstruction. However, in large defects with dissociation the results are inconsistent with high failure rates, because of insufficient primary construct stability, failure of bony ingrowth and the limitations with implants from the shelf. 1 to 3
One of the latest instruments in the orthopedic surgeon’s armamentarium to face these challenges is a patient matched revision system (aMace, Materialise, Leuven, Belgium). This system consists of a 3D-printed monobloc trabecular titanium implant with integrated flanges, augments, cup and holes to guide screw placement (figure 1).
It allows pre-planned screw positioning in good host bone for optimal primary screw fixation and secondary bony ingrowth of the implant for long term survival. We will describe this new technology from planning up to implantation and share our preliminary clinical experience.
A CT scan of the...
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