Magnetic resonance imaging of the postoperative hip

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 04/13/2012

This article discusses the technical aspects of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) around metallic implants as well as the appearance of potential complications following hip arthroplasty, including osteolysis, wear–induced synovitis, infection, hemarthrosis, fracture, loosening, component displacement, heterotopic ossification, tendinopathy, and neurovascular impingement. The specific complication of metal hypersensitivity following metal–on–metal prostheses is reviewed.

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