CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo) 2020; 55(06): 708-714
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702951
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Dual mobility cup in total hip arthroplasty. The experiense of the university hospital

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1  Grupo de cirurgia do quadril e joelho, Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Hospital Universitário, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, Maranhão, Brasil
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Objective To evaluate the incidence of prosthetic instability in a consecutive series of 42 cases of total hip arthroplasty using dual mobility cup.

Methods A retrospective study of 38 patients undergoing primary or revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) using the acetabular dual-mobility cup (DMC) implant between January 2012 and January 2018. The rates of complications and instability after surgery were evaluated.

Results In total, 42 arthroplasties were performed in 38 patients, with a minimum follow-up of 16 months. The mean age of the sample was 60 years. In 38 cases, we used a cementless DMC, and, in the other 4 cases, a cemented DMC. There were no cases of early or late instability.

Conclusion The series herein presented proves the good result of the DMC in cases of primary arthroplasty, complex and complicated cases of failed osteosynthesis of proximal femoral fractures, and revision for THA instability. The absence of episodes of prosthetic instability and complications in complex cases of primary and revision THA increases the confidence in this concept.

Publication History

Received: 20 August 2019

Accepted: 12 December 2019

Publication Date:
08 June 2020 (online)

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