Patients who had a revision total hip arthroplasty using the Burch-Schneider anti-protrusio cage (APC) by a single surgeon have been reviewed after a minimum of five years. There were 63 operations in 58 patients with an average age of 63 years (41 to 83) at the time of revision. At an average follow-up of 8.5 years (5 to 18), 15 patients (25.9%) rated their results as excellent, 38 (65.5%) as good, and five (8.6%) as fair. Five further revisions of the acetabular prosthesis were required, three due to aseptic loosening, one for recurrent dislocation and one due to sepsis. Of the remainder, one was definitely loose, two probably loose, and 12 possibly so.
Impressive augmentation of bone stock can be achieved with the anti-protrusio cage, while enabling the hip to be centred in its anatomical position.
J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 1998;80-B:946-53.