Imaging of Hip Arthroplasties: Normal Findings and Hardware Complications

Swati Devendra Deshmukh*, Imran M Omar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hip arthroplasty is a common and largely successful surgical procedure, often used for the treatment of advanced osteoarthritis. Imaging plays a key role in routine postoperative imaging surveillance as well as the evaluation of post-arthroplasty pain. Radiographs are the first-line imaging modality and may be followed by computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent advancements in imaging techniques allow for metal artifact reduction on CT and MRI. A variety of complications can arise in the setting of arthroplasty: mechanical loosening, component wear-induced synovitis and osteolysis, adverse local tissue reaction, infection, periprosthetic fracture, implant dislocation and/or component displacement, tendinopathy, and neurovascular injury. This article reviews normal and abnormal imaging findings of hip arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)162-176
Number of pages15
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • arthroplasty
  • hip
  • imaging
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • radiographs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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