A series of 20 total hip arthroplasties were performed on 17 patients with significant acetabular deficiencies. Autogeneic femoral head bone grafting was performed without internal fixation. There was one failure caused by inadequate support of the graft, and this operation was revised. All grafts united within six months of surgery. Long-term follow-up evaluation revealed no evidence of progressive radiolucency or graft resorption.
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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* Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana.
** Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.
Received: February 13, 1984.