Prostheses, Complications, MR, CT, Conventional radiography, Musculoskeletal joint
S. Naqvi1, M. A. Syed1, S. B. Gagrani2, R. Bhatt1; 1Leicester /UK, 2Birmingham/UK
The low friction arthroplasty developed by Chanley has progressed in design,
operative techniques and clinical applications over the last 50 years.
It is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in UK emphasizing the importance of assessing potential complication by radiologists.
The various complications following arthroplasty include aseptic loosening,
particle disease (osteolysis),
metal-induced reactive mass (pseudo tumour/ALVAL),
abductor muscle tear,
iliopsoas impingement and muscle atrophy.