Current Concepts of Hip Arthroplasty for Radiologists: Part 1, Features and Radiographic Assessment

Department of Radiology, University of Washington, UWMC-Roosevelt Radiology, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.73). 09/2012; 199(3):559-69. DOI: 10.2214/AJR.12.8843
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This article will systematically review radiographic assessment of hip arthroplasty including classifications based on different types and techniques of hip arthroplasty, terminology for prosthetic designs and materials, surgical techniques, and initial and follow-up radiographic assessments.

Assessment of postoperative hip arthroplasty radiographs is extremely important. It is well known that patients with complications may be asymptomatic, and for this reason, routine radiographic follow-up is recommended for all patients with hip arthroplasty. The foundation of radiologic interpretation of hip arthroplasty is knowledge of the normal appearance of the many different types of prostheses. A standard approach to radiologic reporting should be undertaken.

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