Sunday, June 5, 2011

Does early intervention prevent bone/soft tissue loss: What is the outcome of revision surgery? (1 OF 7)

(from 6/4 post-Metal on Metal Bearings, the evidence so far  http://www.mydepuyhiprecall.com/2011/06/metal-on-metal-bearings-evidence-so-far.html)

Question 1 of 7. (Nice capsulized summary):
Does early intervention prevent bone/soft tissue loss:  What is the outcome of revision surgery?

  •  It is proposed that early intervention may be associated with a more favorable outcome of revision surgery.
  • little is known of the natural history of soft tissue lesions following MoM replacements.
  • Outcome following revision surgery may be influenced by the degree of tissue destruction at the time of surgery with reports of good results in patients who underwent early revision surgery in the absence of sot-tissue destruction.
  • Early identification and intervention seems to be the most appropriate managment.
[ Comments by Connie: If you think about the last few posts, there are clear indications, even when you are asymptomatic of pain,  to take the tests  (MRI and blood tests) to determine whether there is underlying damage so that you can address the conerns prior to them progressing to a state where the surgery revision becomes problematc.]

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