Şenol Bekmez1, Mehmet Ayvaz2, M. Uğur Mermerkaya3, A. Mazhar Tokgozoglu2

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Dr. Sami Ulus Training and Research Hospital Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey

Keywords: Arthroplasty; h ip; i nfection; p elvic n eoplasms; reoperation; replacement.


Reconstruction of defects occurring during periacetabular resections of pelvic tumors is required particularly in young and functionally active persons. Allograft reconstruction provides good functional outcomes in restoration of normal pelvic anatomy. A 24-year-old male patient was reconstructed with an allograft-prosthesis composite after periacetabular resection due to pelvic chondrosarcoma. After four years, a two-staged revision with a custom-made pelvic prosthesis was performed due to septic failure. Successful radiographic and functional outcomes were achieved at two-year follow-up. In conclusion, we suggest a two-staged revision with a custommade pelvic prosthesis as a satisfactory option in case of septic failure of allograft reconstruction after periacetabular resection.