Saturday, February 18, 2012

Interesting finding on a new Pseudotumor study just published

I was pretty surprised at this observation.  There are literally hundreds of articles on pseudotumors and .......look at the conclusion of this study from last month....Why am I surprised?  Why would I think there is nothing more concrete on these things...?

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 4;94(1):86-93.

Pseudotumors associated with total hip arthroplasty.


Hip and Knee Reconstruction, The McMinn Centre, 25 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DP, UK.


Pseudotumors are a rare but important complication occurring with all types of hip replacements.The true prevalence of pseudotumors is debated.Potential causes of pseudotumors may include foreign-body reaction, hypersensitivity, and wear debris.The conduct of clinical trials on the incidence, causes, and treatments of pseudotumors has been inadequate as few investigators have used a randomized controlled design to compare various implant types

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