Since 1983, 19 patients have had bone grafting of acetabular defects in association with a porous-coated acetabular prosthesis. The defects were defined by anatomic location to assess the rates of incorporation at different sites. The average time to incorporation was 12 months, judged by trabecular continuity. Superolateral grafts showed a greater degree of rarefaction than medial grafts. Nonprogressive migration of the graft was seen in only two cases before full incorporation of the graft. Developing lucency was seen up to 2 mm at the prosthesis-graft interface but not at the graft-ilium level. Roentgenograms suggested that integration of porous acetabular prostheses into bone may improve results of reconstructive surgery of the acetabulum.
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- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine