Cementing Constrained Liners Into Secure Cementless Shells: A Minimum 15-Year Follow-Up Study

Grant H. Young, Matthew P. Abdel, Richard L. Amendola, Devon D. Goetz, David G. Lewallen, John J. Callaghan

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Background: The authors and others have previously described the technique of cementing constrained liners into secure cementless acetabular shells and reported the short-term, average 3.9-year follow-up, using that technique. The purpose of the present study was to report the minimum 15-year follow-up of this same cohort. Methods: Between 1988 and 2000, 31 consecutive constrained liners of one design were cemented into well-fixed, well-positioned cementless acetabular shells at 3 institutions. Average age at surgery was 72 years (range, 31-91 years). Indications for the procedure were recurrent hip dislocation in 16 cases and intraoperative instability in 15 cases. Patients were evaluated for revision for failure of the device and revision for any reason. Results: At minimum 15-year follow-up, there was 1 patient lost to follow-up. Three hips (9.7%) were revised for failure of the device and 5 hips (16.1%) were revised for any reason. Conclusion: At minimum 15-year follow-up, considering the complexity of cases, there was excellent medium-term durability of this construct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3480-3483
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • cementing constrained liners
  • cementing liners
  • instability
  • secure cementless shells
  • total hip arthroplasty revision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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