Outcome of Patients Treated With Porous Tantalum Acetabular Implants for Neoplastic Periacetabular Lesions.

Author(s) Houdek, M.T.; Abdel, M.P.; Perry, K.I.; Salduz, A.; Rose, P.S.; Sim, F.H.; Lewallen, D.G.
Journal J Am Acad Orthop Surg
Date Published 2019 Jul 10

INTRODUCTION: The periacetabular region is a common location for nonprimary neoplastic tumors. Although these tumors were historically treated with a cemented acetabular implant, we previously reported on the short-term follow-up on the use of a tantalum acetabular shell to reconstruct these defects. This study expands our previous report on longer follow-up, with specific emphasis on patient and implant survivorship, radiographic results, and clinical outcomes.

METHODS: Fifty-eight patients (32 women and 26 men) were treated using a tantalum acetabular implant and total hip arthroplasty to reconstruct a nonprimary neoplastic process between 2001 and 2014. The mean age and body mass index were 62 years and 28 kg/m, respectively. The most common diagnosis was metastatic disease (n = 29). The patients' medical records and radiographs were reviewed to assess Harris hip scores and radiographic fixation. The mean follow-up for surviving patients was 8 years.

RESULTS: At the most recent follow-up, 41 patients were dead of the disease and 17 were alive with the disease and no cases of acetabular implant revision were reported. Two patients had a progressive radiolucent line; however, they also had radiographic evidence of local disease progression. After reconstruction, patients had a significant (P = 0.0001) increase in their Harris hip score (37 vs. 72).

DISCUSSION: In patients with periacetabular metastatic diseases and hematologic malignancies treated with total hip arthroplasty, a highly porous tantalum revision-type shell fixed with multiple screws, and supplemental support with acetabular augments or cup-cage reinforcement, can successfully provide patients with a stable, well-fixed, and durable construct, with no cases of mechanical failure at mid-term follow-up.

DOI 10.5435/JAAOS-D-18-00482
ISSN 1940-5480
Citation Houdek MT, Abdel MP, Perry KI, Salduz A, Rose PS, Sim FH, et al. Outcome of Patients Treated With Porous Tantalum Acetabular Implants for Neoplastic Periacetabular Lesions. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019.