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 things that can be problematic are metal filings in the eye and vascular 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.