Protrusio Acetabuli and Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Marfan Syndrome

Savyasachi C. Thakkar, Jared R.H. Foran, Simon C. Mears, Paul D. Sponseller

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Our goals were (1) to quantify protrusio acetabuli in patients with Marfan syndrome who underwent total hip arthroplasty and (2) to identify clinical results and complications associated with total hip arthroplasty in those patients. We reviewed the preoperative radiographs of the 29 patients (38 hips) in our study and analyzed the related patient operative reports, postoperative records, and self-administered questionnaires (mean follow-up, 116 ± 102 months). The mean preoperative center-edge angle of Wiberg was 50.9° ± 14°. Loosening (3) and radiolucent lines (4) occurred in femoral but not acetabular components. The hips had 15 complications, including 8 reoperations. High questionnaire scores (82 ± 13 points) indicated good hip function regardless of preoperative protrusio severity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-782
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Marfan syndrome
  • Outcomes
  • Protrusio acetabuli
  • Total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Protrusio Acetabuli and Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Marfan Syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this