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Tissue Damage from Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants Appears Before Pain Symptoms Appear, Hospital for Special Surgery Study


5/16/2013 8:12:56 AM

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Metal-on-metal hip implants can cause inflammation of the joint lining (synovitis) long before symptoms appear, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to identify this inflammation, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, demonstrates that MRI can be used to identify implants that are going to fail before people become symptomatic.

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