MRI to detect and quantify adverse synovial responses

Source:  JBJS (A) 2013, 95(10) 895-902

Follow this link for the abstract

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

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