MRI Can Help Reduce Problems for Hip Replacement Patients

MRI Can Help Reduce Problems for Hip Replacement Patients

According to Medical News Today, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2013 annual meeting reviewed a new study which shows that MRI scans can help reduce further pain and tissue damage for total hip replacement patients.

Apparently MRI scans are highly sensitive to tissue changes in failing or at risk Metal-on-Metal hip replacement patients. This method of early detection can prevent patients from suffering more tissue damage and pain and allow for revision surgery before further complications. In December 2012 the Academy issued a statement saying “early recognition and diagnosis will facilitate the initiation of appropriate treatment prior to significant adverse biological reactions.”

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