Measurement of bone mineral density by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in patients with the Wisconsin hip, an uncemented femoral stem.

@article{Kiratli1996MeasurementOB,
  title={Measurement of bone mineral density by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in patients with the Wisconsin hip, an uncemented femoral stem.},
  author={B. Jenny Kiratli and Mary M. Checovich and Alastair J A McBeath and Melanie A Wilson and John P. Heiner},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={184-93}
}
Although qualitative evidence of femoral bone remodeling, secondary to total hip arthroplasty (THA), is apparent on radiographs, quantification of change in bone mass from radiographs is limited. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry overcomes many of the limitations and yields accurate and precise bone mineral density (BMD) data. In this study, regional changes in femoral BMD were examined in 89 THA patients with a 2-year follow-up period. Thirty-two patients were evaluated initially before surgery… CONTINUE READING