MRI Useful for Predicting Failure of Metal-on-Metal Hip ImplantsOriginal Link http://www.hss.edu/newsroom_metal-on-metal-tissue-damage-before-pain.asp
New York – May 15, 2013Metal-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.“The study shows that synovitis exists in asymptomatic people in a fairly high prevalence,” said Hollis Potter, M.D., chief of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Hospital for Special… Read the rest
Acclaimed for exceptional patient care and for its reputation among healthcare professionalsNew York – July 16, 2013U.S. News & World Report has again named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2013 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital also ranked as a leader in rheumatology at number four in the nation.Hospital for Special Surgery has been among the top ranked institutions in orthopedics and rheumatology for 23 consecutive years.“We are proud to be recognized nationally as the best in our specialized fields,” said Louis A. Shapiro, president and CEO of Hospital for Special Surgery. “Our hospital staff consistently meets and exceeds the high standards that we set for ourselves to provide unsurpassed care and outcomes.… Read the rest
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June 25, 2009
My name is Wilma and I live in Sittard in the Netherlands. Three and a half years ago I had an operation of my left hip and I became a resurfacing hip. Very soon after this operation my hip and my left leg gave pain problems. The surgeon from the hospital in Sittard told me that these pains were caused by my back. I therefore was sent to the pain clinic and I had several treatments for these pains.
After these treatments my pains didn’t decrease but became more and more serious. My surgeon still consisted in his tunnel vision that the resurfacing hip didn’t cause these problems and he refused to make a ct-scan and told me to wear a corset!