Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery have found a way to identify synovitis using MRI in patients who underwent metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty before symptoms appear.
“The study shows that synovitis exists in asymptomatic people in a fairly high prevalence,” Hollis G. Potter, MD, chief of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Hospital for Special Surgery, stated in a press release. “If that is the case, symptoms alone are insufficient to determine the health of an implant. You can’t wait for people to be sore before we evaluate them for this potential problem.”
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