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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1981 Oct;(160):242-9.

Radionuclide bone imaging of femoral prostheses with porous coatings.

Abstract

Radionuclide bone imaging can be of value in assessing the osseous changes around porous-coated femoral prostheses. Scintimetry appears to be a promising method for determining if radiodensities seen in radiographs of long-term prostheses are indicative of accelerated bone turnover or represent stable osseous structures. In dogs, the periosteal reaction which often occurs within two months of joint surgery masks endosteal-intramedullary osseous changes, including bone ingrowth into the porous coating.

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