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Quantitative bone scanning after asymptomatic Charnley arthroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8042478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To establish the normal pattern of postoperative tracer uptake we performed 73 99mtechnetium methylene diphosphonate scans following primary Charnley hip replacements for arthrosis in 68 patients without clinical, hematological and radiographic complications. The patients were divided into 7 subgroups according to the period, 6-24 months, between surgery and scan. There were 10-12 patients in each subgroup. A high-resolution gamma camera with a large field of view was used. Ratios of uptake in each of 10 peri-prosthetic zones to normal bone were calculated. Femoral uptake was found to decrease in linear fashion from 6 to 12 months after surgery. Thereafter the uptake remained unaltered at levels nearly twice the normal ones in the greater trochanter and nearly 1.5 times in the lesser trochanter, returning to almost normal levels in other zones. Acetabular uptake remained elevated throughout.
A B Mullaji; R C Todd; S Robinson; M Critchley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0001-6470     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Orthop Scand     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-25     Completed Date:  1994-08-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370352     Medline TA:  Acta Orthop Scand     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Department of Orthopedic and Accident Surgery, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Femur / radionuclide imaging
Follow-Up Studies
Hip Joint / radionuclide imaging*
Hip Prosthesis*
Prosthesis-Related Infections / radionuclide imaging
Technetium Tc 99m Medronate / diagnostic use,  pharmacokinetics
Reg. No./Substance:
63347-66-0/Technetium Tc 99m Medronate

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