Source: JBJS (A) 2013, 95(10) 895-902
Date of publication: 15 May 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Researchers set out to evaluate the ability of MRI to detect and quantify adverse synovial responses in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing. The data showed that there is a high prevalence of abnormal synovial response in both symptomatic and highly functioning, asymptomatic patients who have undergone metal-on-metal arthroplasty, indicating that symptoms alone are insufficient means by which to monitor patients. MRI may be a valuable marker in identifying patients with adverse local tissue reaction but further assessment is needed.
Length of publication: 8 pages
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Acknowledgement: Medical News Today