• Elevated metal levels may better indicate pseudotumor after MoM THA than symptoms

    One year ago - By Healio

    DALLAS - Pseudotumor formation occurred in 52% of patients who underwent metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty performed with two different designs of prostheses and later underwent metal artifact reduction sequence MRI or MARS MRI of the hip, a presenter said at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting.
    Daniel E. Goltz
    “So overall prevalence and severity, over half of our patients had a pseudotumor and nearly 40% either had a type 2 or type 3 lesion,” Daniel E. Goltz, BS, said.
    The 207 hips that underwent MARS MRI received an ASR THA prosthesis or a
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