The radiology of total hip replacement

Harry J. Griffiths, James E. Lovelock, C. McCollister Evarts, David Geyer

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Abstract

The radiology of total hip replacement (THR) and its complications is reviewed in conjunction with a long-term follow-up study on 402 patients with 501 prostheses. The indications, contraindications, biomechanics, and operative management of these patients is discussed. Clinical complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and hemorrhage are mentioned. Postoperative infections including granulomatous pseudotumors, dislocations and fractures, true loosening of the prosthesis, and heterotopic bone formation (HBF) are discussed and illustrated. The importance of differentiating the lucent line from true loosening is stressed. Mechanical and other clinical complications which are largely ignored by radiologists are also discussed. The uses of arthrography and bone scanning are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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