Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-sectional images of your head and body. 1,2 It is estimated that more than 50% of these patients will require magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after device implantation. AP (A) and lateral (B) radiographs of cervical fusion instrumentation show anterior cervical fusion of C4-5 and C5-7 via plates and vertebral body screws. Plates are also commonly used in conjunction with cortical screws in anterior fusion of the cervical spine (Figure 10-17A,B). 0000002532 00000 n Initially, the joint is aspirated for laboratory analysis. h�b```b``c`c`М� Ā B�@Q�S��800�]Y/7�%*�ge�3U��Y���٭�����:4jl2y#v�5�4q����e��>���@GGGk(���. 0000087426 00000 n Most of the orthopedic hardware, surgical clips, and staples currently in use are safe. 0000015362 00000 n A good foundation and understanding of the most common performed orthopedic procedures is essential for accurate interpretation of postoperative radiographs. Cortical screws are fully threaded and tend to have finer threads. Sorry to hear about your back problems. There is considerable overlap in differentiating infection from loosening. Indirect arthrography can be performed after injecting gadolinium into a vein and waiting a period of time while exercising the affected joint. An important risk factor for loosening is osteoporosis, as it is difficult for the screw to obtain purchase in an osteoporotic vertebral body. Complex pelvic and acetabular fractures require the use of reconstruction plates for fixation. Joint replacement is one of the most common orthopedic procedures performed. MRI, CT prove their metal for imaging orthopedic hardware By Shalmali Pal, AuntMinnie.com staff writer. Shoulder hemiarthroplasty. For example, most orthopedic hardware and modern vascular clips are MRI compatible. Figure 10-20. Although second-generation ankle prostheses have had better outcomes than first-generation prostheses, ankle arthrodesis remains the treatment of choice in managing the painful ankle joint. Subsidence (sinking in of the prosthesis) of less than 2 mm is also within normal limits.4. Magnetic resonance imaging findings in symptomatic versus asymptomatic subjects following metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Fracture of contoured lateral femoral plate with associated subtrochanteric fracture through fracture callus with associated varus malalignment and nonunion. This chapter reviews the basic concepts of joint replacement, spinal fusion, and fracture fixation, which are some of the most common procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons. H�tWˮ%� ܟ��8}��(��#1���8��Ff�x��ߧ���= �s�EI|��?��ӿ?8�����o��푎���ݷ���? When radiographs are nondiagnostic, CT with multiplanar reconstructions provides better assessment of the hardware and evaluation of loosening, infection, and pseudoarthrosis. In the hip, excessive varus alignment of the femoral stem will eventually predispose to early periprosthetic fracture (Figure 10-3A), requiring a long-stem revision procedure. Discectomy is then performed with intervertebral body disk spacers and surrounding bone graft placement. AP view of the right wrist, demonstrating K-wire fixation of distal radius fracture with spanning external fixator in place. Three screws are typically used to achieve fixation, with two screws placed inferiorly and one placed superiorly.11,12. Lateral radiograph of the lumbar spine shows L3-S1 posterior fusion via rods and pedicle screws, with large anterior marginal osteophyte seen at L2-L3 (arrow) with marked endplate subchondral sclerosis indicative of vertebral body degenerative changes and discogenic sclerosis as a result of abnormal stress at the site of the fused and unfused segments. Figure 10-29. 0000001977 00000 n In this section, the nonoperative and operative methods of fracture fixation including the instrumentation, approaches, and complications will be discussed. Femoral intramedullary nails typically have distal interlocking screws, as well as a transverse hole at the proximal end in which a cephalomedullary screw may be inserted that ends in the femoral head. This causes motion and instability of the fusion with subsequent formation of a pseudoarthrosis, which represents fibrous rather than osseous union of the fusion.6,8 This will in turn increase the likelihood of loosening and hardware fracture. Subsidence of the acetabular component will also result in protrusio acetabuli, or migration of the prosthesis into the pelvic cavity. Figure 10-23. External immobilization devices can then be used for temporary immobilization or for definitive treatment. Aggressive granulomatosis (particle disease) in total hip arthroplasty (THA). External immobilization comes in the form of external slings, splints, or casts. The femoral component includes either a noncemented or cemented femoral stem with a femoral head that articulates directly with the native acetabulum. The patella may either be simply resurfaced, or a patellar prosthesis (e.g., a button) may be attached (Figure 10-4C). Although they occur more commonly in hip prostheses, particle disease can also occur in any other prostheses. As a result, internal fixation is undesirable due to both increased damage to surrounding soft tissues and increased risk of infection with the use of internal plates and screws. In a patient with an intact rotator cuff, impingement occurs if the most superior aspect of the prosthesis lies below the level of the superior tip of the greater tuberosity. Loosening is a common delayed complication shared by all prostheses (Figures 10-3A,B, 10-5A, and 10-11). The postoperative radiograph of the hip includes AP and lateral view including the entire femoral stem and acetabular component. The postoperative radiograph evaluation includes at least two radiographic views of the prosthesis at right angles to one another (e.g., orthogonal views) in addition to any specific views particular for the joint imaged. This is eliminated with usage of a special type of screw, the interfragmentary screw. Lumbar spinal fusion with vertebral screws and rods, and intradiscal bone graft. The type of fracture, anatomical site age, and comorbidities of the patient will dictate what approach the surgeon will have in treatment of the fracture. The MRI machine will pull the hardware out, either all the way, or at least enough to cause structural damage. Although many spinal fusion instrumentation systems exist, the basic components of each system can be classified into a few general categories. The AP view best illustrates the angle of inclination (normal between 30 and 55°). Cancellous screws, however, are usually partially threaded, and have coarser threads that help anchor into soft medullary bone. In order to secure the prosthesis, the prosthesis may either be press fit into the bone or cemented to the bone. Infection is a serious delayed complication of any joint replacement. For example, a complete examination of a total knee arthroplasty would include an AP view, a lateral view, and possibly a sunrise view for adequate visualization of the patella. Figure 10-14. If the hardware: is rated as MRI compatible, then it is safe. In addition, the postoperative evaluation of various orthopedic hardware including the imaging findings for common complications will be discussed. The hardware performance has direct relationship with the ultimate system overall performance. Additional flexion and extension views aid with assessment of spinal stability. Fusion of a diseased joint will eliminate pain by eliminating the motion between the painful joint, such as severely diseased disks within the lumbar spine.6 It usually takes 6–9 months for solid fusion to be seen radiographically. Finally, tension band placement is commonly used in the fixation of olecranon and patellar fractures. Conversely, fractures of certain anatomical sites such as ribs, scapula, and clavicle need not be immobilized as they will heal well without immobilization.10. Finally, spinal corpectomy is performed in patients with history of spinal fracture, tumor, infection or severe degenerative disk disease, all of which may result in compression of the central canal and/or nerve roots. Note the formation of early bridging callus. MRI not only plays an important role in orthopedic imaging as a diagnostic tool, but also as a measure of the prognosis of orthopedic disease. Polymethylmethacrylate is the most commonly used cement to secure the prosthesis into the medullary cavity of the bone. Infected total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Tibial intramedullary nail with one proximal and one distal interlocking screw, transfixing a proximal transverse tibial fracture. Anyone having an MRI must answer a series of safety questions to prevent any problems. In the hip, subsidence of the femoral portion of the prosthesis that is greater than 5 mm is also indicative of loosening. Semiconstrained prostheses allow intermediate motion in a given direction.3. 0000054377 00000 n AP view of the right foot, illustrating breakage of Lisfranc joint screw. 0000008870 00000 n 0000082266 00000 n Finally, corpectomy (vertebral body replacement) may be necessary after major trauma or destruction of the vertebral body by tumor or infection. In external fixation, daily cleansing must be performed in order to keep the pin sites clean as infection could cause the pin sites to loosen and require their removal. The femoral component should be 90° to the long axis of the femoral shaft on the lateral view.1. 0000041411 00000 n AP view of the total hip arthroplasty, consisting of both the femoral and acetabular components. Healing without callus formation is the underlying mechanism for internal fixation and is advantageous due to the significantly decreased healing time.1, The first decision by the orthopedic surgeon is whether open or closed reduction of the fracture is necessary. Tricompartmental knee prostheses can further be subdivided into posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) sparing or sacrificing prostheses. For some reason, many radiologists freak out when they are faced with reading out films with orthopedic hardware, and will mumble something vague along the lines of Orthopedic hardware is seen and surgical changes are noted.., for fear that they will say something dumb and the orthopedists will laugh at them. AP (A) and lateral (B) views of the lumbar spine, demonstrating posterior interbody fusion of L4-L5 with intervertebral disk spacer bone graft. MRI Safety Information. Shape Memory Medical, Inc., www.shapemem.com. Your orthopedic surgeon or their nurse can advise you best in regards to this. Patients were afforded significant improvement in quality of life with the development of joint replacement techniques; however, older joint replacement components often suffered from premature wear. In this case, stability is provided by the adjacent muscles, and intact tendons and ligaments. Cement is seen as a radiopaque lining surrounding the prosthesis. Plate and screw fixation of olecranon fracture with axially oriented interfragmentary screw traversing fracture site. Most people who have metal rods and screws inserted during spinal surgery can have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Early postoperative complications include postoperative hematoma, infection, and meningocele formation. 1 thank. MRI compatable IV Pole. Contraindications for undergoing an MRI scan for spine-related pain in the back, neck or leg include: Patients who have a heart pacemaker may not have an MRI scan Patients who have a metallic foreign body (metal sliver) in their eye, or who have an aneurysm clip in their brain, cannot have an MRI scan since the magnetic field may dislodge the metal Bone graft material is also used within the posterior elements in posterior spinal fusion to provide additional stability. }�����}��?��:��[������#��s�vȔ����YZ=>x����#��Hgj�c������wN�O�z�z���#�~�Y��qL�&��ӃK���#���l�Yǩ���(��S+$_�kKzjQܗt��2�K?F�=b����%�zh?����tj�va��]aCōy(6Q��U�����O\�Q��������4`LN��N(�h��������L�Sk�W�9�J�g^�c��?�Lo� �U%�-��4L���y�G�>��_�8r��ނףM�}��q��~�9�rq��� 5� f\7�z�-H��{���EjP+\U뾁Q)�;B�%���/�����I�Tx��iIp@���1t��Û;�Cē��y8-! These screws have a hollow core, which allows them to be inserted percutaneously over a guide wire, with less risk to the blood supply of the femoral head. magnetic field interactions, heating, and artifacts) are made from nonferromagnetic materials and, therefore, ar Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is comprehensively applied in modern medical diagnosis and scientific research for its superb soft-tissue imaging quality and non-radiating characteristics. Table 1 (continued) Author Implant MRI Field Strength Deflection Angle Torque (1–4) Temperature Change ( C) Tsukimura et al,20 2017 4 Pure titanium rods 3.0 T 7.0 T 1.0 –2.0 at 3.0 T NR 0.2–0.5 at 3T Figure 10-26. In evaluating transpedicular screws, it is important that they do not breach the pedicle and cause damage to the nerve roots that course along the pedicle.9 In addition, the tip of the vertebral body screw must not breach the anterior cortex. Note the glenoid component contains radiopaque and radiolucent parts. 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