Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2013; 26(05): 408-415
DOI: 10.3415/VCOT-13-02-0029
Clinical Communication
Schattauer GmbH

Use of a revision cup for treatment of Zurich cementless acetabular cup loosening

Surgical technique and clinical application in 31 cases
L. Vezzoni
1   Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni, Cremona, Italy
V. Montinaro
1   Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni, Cremona, Italy
A. Vezzoni
1   Clinica Veterinaria Vezzoni, Cremona, Italy
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Publication History

Received 26 February 2013

Accepted 22 May 2013

Publication Date:
23 December 2017 (online)


Loosening of the acetabular cup is one of the most common complications following total hip replacement and has an incidence rate of 1.8% to 36.8%. The objective of this study was to describe the surgical technique for the application of a cementless acetabular component specifically designed for treatment of cup loosening and preliminary clinical experience. The Kyon revision cup is composed of two components; the first is a perforated titanium outer shell with holes for 2.4 mm titanium screws, which is impacted into the acetabulum after removal of the loose cup and reaming of the acetabulum. It is secured with a variable number of screws. The second component is an inner plain titanium cup with an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene insert, which is impacted into the outer shell to obtain press-fit stability. This revision cup was used in 31 dogs with cup loosening and a minimum follow-up period of six months. There were four intra-operative complications and two postoperative complications. The main intra-operative complication was difficulty inserting the inner cup into the outer shell. Postoperative complications included craniodorsal hip luxation in one dog, which was successfully managed, and cup loosening in another dog, which required explantation of the prosthesis. The main advantage of the revision cup appears to be increased implant stability afforded by screw fixation. Our initial clinical results in 31 dogs were promising; all but one dog had a successful clinical outcome.