Study Shows MRIs Can Help Identify Defective Hip Replacement Devices

May 15, 2013 |
Study Shows MRIs Can Help Identify Defective Hip Replacement Devices

The failure of certain metal-on-metal hip replacement devices has left thousands of patients across the country suffering from numerous complications. So, what if the symptoms of a problematic implant device could be identified before patients begin to suffer from defective devices?

According to a story from Medical Xpress, a study that will be featured in the next issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has shown the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be able to provide a solution to this question. Researchers were able to utilize MRIs as a tool to identify inflammation in the hip joint lining that may be caused by a Defective Hip Replacement Device.

The blind study of 69 patients from three different hospitals grouped the patients into three subcategories after their hip replacement surgeries. The groups were created to identify baseline problems with the device. The study concluded that the MRIs were effective in helping researchers identify the same inflammation caused by the devices in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

The group was also able to quantify the severity of patients’ inflammation through using MRIs.

The Bloomfield Hills Personal Injury Lawyers with Michigan Injury Lawyers applaud advancements in technology that may be able to help those who are suffering from failed hip replacement devices. The firm is hopeful the findings will soon be put to use in the healthcare industry.