[ From connie :Nice summary of the indications and issues surrounding hip revisions. I have read all of my post op reports and have never seen a bone loss classification scheme applied to my revision surgery. I have to ask about this. It would seem that if the surgeons used this scheme, it would provide some additional information on the actual bone loss that occurred to the different bones prior to revision? I also notice that the ilium was not included. In MoM revisions, you surely loose a good bit of bone in that region. Not sure why it is not on this list?]
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[Following is a quiz with 5 questions. I thought it was useful to look at this because it gives you a sense for what the surgeon has to figure out when a patient walks in the door with symptoms. The options are numerous but the right answers are few. I can just imagine how difficult it must be for a surgeon attempting to address a problem like MOM hip implants with no real clinical data to go on. As my surgeon said several years ago: "Its all very murky." He just didn't know what to do which is why I sought out some consultants who were very familiar with the issues surrounding this problem...which several years ago were few and far between.
This quiz is not about MoM hips so skip this section if the thought process involved in getting to an answer is not of interest to you. The pictures accompanying the commentary are interesting too!