Can I have an MRI after I had a hip
resurfacing? This is a question many people ask after having a
hip resurfacing. This is Dr. Rubinstein’s answer:
MRI is perfectly safe with any orthopaedic implant (joint replacements, fracture hardware screws and others). The implants
may degrade the picture quality in the areas right near the
implants but no harm will come to the
implants or the surrounding bone.
Pacemakers are another story and are not safe with MRI. Other
that can be problematic are metal filings in the eye and
clips placed within 6 months.
Scott Rubinstein M.D.
Dr. Michael Broader
The M-O-M implant might degrade the
quality of the images at the level of the implant. The MRI will
not harm any orthopedic hardware of any kind. MRI of any body
part can be performed immediately post resurfacing if medically
indicated for any purpose.