J Arthroplasty 2021 07 17;36(7S):S358-S362. Epub 2020 Sep 17.
The Bone & Joint Center, Magee Women's Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Arthritis and Arthroplasty Design Lab, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh; Department of Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Background: Diagnosis of adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) in metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) total hip arthroplasty (THA) secondary to head-neck taper corrosion is challenging. The purpose of this study is to compare differences between asymptomatic and symptomatic ALTR in an observational cohort, including presentation, metal ion differences, and metal artifact reduction sequence (MARS) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings.
Methods: We performed a retrospective review of an observational cohort of 492 MoP THA patients at increased risk of developing ALTR. Read More