Hip joint replacement associated cerclage wires

Cerclage wires in hip joint replacements can sometimes be encounted on postoperative radiographs or other cross sectional imaging. They are typically seen around the femoral stem and are usually used to stabilise a proximal femoral crack after stem insertion in cementless total hip arthroplasty. At times more than one wire may be present.

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rID: 40014
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Hip joint cerclage wires
  • Hip joint prosthesis cerclage wires
  • Hip joint prosthesis cerclage cables
  • Hip joint replacement cerclage wires
  • Hip joint replacement cerclage wire

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