Radiological assessment of hip arthroplasty

Author(s): Dr Cleofina Furtado, Dr Suchi Gaba, Dr Udara Kularatne

Hospital: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Reference: RAD Magazine, 48, 564, 13-14


Radiographs are the mainstay for longitudinal assessment of hip implants. Thus, recognition of prosthetic devices and associated complications is crucial. This article describes common types of hip arthroplasties in current use, outlines a systematic approach to review postoperative radiographs and highlights the most common complications.

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