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[The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of septic hip prosthesis loosening]

FÖLDES Károly1, BÁLINT Péter1, GAÁL Marianna1, KISS Csaba1, BÁLINT Géza1

SEPTEMBER 30, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(09)

[The aim of the authors is the application of non-invasive ultrasound examination to the detection of complications after hip joint arthroplasty. Their recent work has been a trial to explore the kind of diagnostic assistance of ultrasound in case of suspected endoprosthetic infection. 39 patiens have been examined after hip joint arthroplasty. Out of this sample there was a suspected clinical infection in 20 cases. The rest 19 patients had no complaints and made the control group. Out of the patients with complaints effusion was detected around the neck of the prosthesis by means of US in 7 cases. Out of these in 10 cases reoperation in 6 cases US guided joint aspiration verified our US results. The authors made conclusion that as to patients having complaints of pain after hip joint arthroplasty very useful assistance in avoiding infection may be given by quided ultra sound aspiration.]

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