Bone scan in the evaluation of cementless hip prostheses.

T. Greggi, G. Fagioli, A. Sudanese, C. Tarozzi, D. Dallari, D. Ciaroni, A. Toni, A. Giunti

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The authors report the data obtained in a bone scan study conducted in 15 patients with cementless total hip arthroplasty. The study was conducted a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 46 months postsurgery. Contrary to what occurs for cemented prostheses, we used bone scan not as a diagnostic aid for complications, but in order to evaluate the osteogenetic response of the bone to a cementless prosthetic implant. Zonal bone scan high uptake revealed specific areas of overloading, or, when localized in the para-articular region, they anticipated the presence of ossifications before they became visible radiographically. Bone scan was also useful in monitoring the incorporation and remodelling phases of the auto and/or homoplastic bone grafts used.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-72
Number of pages10
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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