Aseptic loosening of hip implant

Case contributed by Heba Abdelmonem
Diagnosis certain

Presentation

Post hip arthroplasty.

Patient Data

Age: 40-45 years
Gender: Male
x-ray

There is a continuous lucency along the medial proximal femoral stem of the prosthesis. 

Annotated image

There is a continuous lucency (red arrow) along the medial proximal femoral stem of the prosthesis. 

Case Discussion

A peri-implant lucency of more than 2 mm is considered a warning feature of aseptic loosening of a hip joint replacement.

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