Evaluation of metallic osseous implants with nuclear medicine.

  title={Evaluation of metallic osseous implants with nuclear medicine.},
  author={Henry N. Wellman and Donald S. Schauwecker and William N. Capello},
  journal={Seminars in nuclear medicine},
  volume={18 2},
Nuclear medicine has proven to have a valuable role in the evaluation of osseous metallic implants, particularly with joint prostheses, but can assist with evaluation of other appliances as well. The nuclear arthrogram has become an invaluable adjunct to simultaneously performed radiographic contrast arthrography. This application has been best evaluated in what is one of the most common of orthopedic prosthesis problems, namely, loosening of total hip prostheses. Experience indicates that both… CONTINUE READING

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