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.
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
Posted by Connie at 2:07 PM