Hip joint replacement associated cerclage wires

Last revised by Deleted User on 01 Dec 2016

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 stabilize 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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