Ultrasonography after hip arthroplasty

K. Földes, M. Gaal, P. Balint, K. Nemenyi, C. Kiss, G. P. Balint, W. W. Buchanan

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Ultrasonography was performed in 55 patients who had total Charnley hip arthroplasties. Effusions were identified in 19 patients and confirmed in all but 3 by arthrocentesis or at surgery. Aspirations were performed in 5 and demonstrated infection in 2. It is concluded that ultrasound is a valuable noninvasive method for assessing painful hip arthroplasty. It can demonstrate the presence of effusion, which should be aspirated to exclude infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-299
Number of pages3
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1992


  • Hip joint arthroplasty
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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