Arthroscintography for detection of femoral component loosening

Paul J. Herzwurm, Frank R. Ebert

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Arthroscintography is a simple and effective means of detecting femoral component loosening. Fourteen patients with painful total hip arthroplasties were evaluated using arthroscintography for the detection of femoral component loosening. Using this method, a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 75% were achieved. It is therefore recommended that arthroscintography become a routine part of the evaluation of painful total joint arthoplasties of the hip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-333
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


  • arthroscintography
  • femoral component
  • loosening
  • total hip arthroplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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