A review of outcomes and modes of presentation following liner dissociation from Harris-Galante uncemented acetabular components

Andrew J Grazette*, Julian Foote, Michael R Whitehouse, Ashley W Blom

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Dissociation of the polyethylene liner is a known failure mechanism of the Harris Galante I and II uncemented acetabular components. The outcomes of revision surgery for this indication and the influence of time to diagnosis are not well described.

METHODS: We report a series of 29 cases revised due to this failure mechanism. The median time from primary to revision surgery was 13 years.

RESULTS: At a median of 4 years follow-up, the mean OHS was 34 (range 6-48) but results were poorer (mean 29; range 6-45) when the diagnosis and revision was delayed compared to when it was not (mean 39; range 20-48). A large proportion of our patients (n = 14) presented with sudden onset of symptoms with or without trauma. Osteolysis was common in this series but the cup was well fixed in 20/29 cases. There was macroscopic damage to the shell in all cases.

CONCLUSIONS: In our experience, prompt revision of liner dissociation optimises outcomes in this group of patients and radiology reporting alone is not sufficient to identify these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number26692245
Pages (from-to)149-152
Number of pages4
JournalHip International
Volume26
Issue number2
Early online date14 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

Keywords

  • Arthroplasty
  • Liner dissociation
  • Outcomes
  • Revision

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