The diagnostic value of digital subtraction arthrography and radionuclide bone scan in revision hip arthroplasty.

@article{Ovesen2003TheDV,
  title={The diagnostic value of digital subtraction arthrography and radionuclide bone scan in revision hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Ole Ovesen and Per Riegels-Nielsen and Sten Lindequist and I. W. Jensen and Troels Munkner and Trine Torfing and Jens Marving},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={735-40}
}
A prospective analysis of plain serial radigraphs (PSR), digital subtraction arthrography (DSA), and radionuclide bone scans (RBS) was performed in 56 cemented total hip arthroplasties to evaluate the efficacy and usefulness of each study in the diagnosis of loosening. To avoid selection bias in the evaluation of DSA and RBS, the decision to perform repeat surgery was based exclusively on the clinical history and PSR. Results of each study were compared with intraoperative assessment of the… CONTINUE READING