Scintigraphic and X-ray arthrographic diagnosis of femoral prosthesis loosening: Concise communication

G. Uri, H. Wellman, William Capello, J. Robb, G. Greenman

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Abstract

In order to determine loosening of femoral components of conventional total hip arthroplasties, a comparison of radionuclide (RA) and radiographic arthrograms (XA) was performed. The hips of 29 patients were studied with radiographic contrast and intraarticular Tc-99m sulfur colloid. The XAs were positive for loosening in 10/29 studies, whereas the RAs were positive in 19/29 studies. In five of ten in which both studies were positive, the RA showed femoral prosthesis loosening more clearly than the XA. By surgical follow-up, there were four false-negative XAs. Our data suggest that the RA is valuable in determining femoral component loosening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume25
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1984

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Prosthesis Failure
Thigh
Radioisotopes
Communication
X-Rays
Hip
Technetium Tc 99m Sulfur Colloid
Arthroplasty

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Scintigraphic and X-ray arthrographic diagnosis of femoral prosthesis loosening : Concise communication. / Uri, G.; Wellman, H.; Capello, William; Robb, J.; Greenman, G.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 6, 1984, p. 661-663.

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