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The Role of Tc-99m Bone Imaging in the Management of Pain After Complicated Total Hip Replacement

MITTAL, RAVI M.S.; KHETARPAL, RANJANA M.D.; MALHOTRA, RAJESH M.S.; KUMAR, RAKESH D.R.M.

Original Articles

A case of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) after total hip replacement (THR) is reported. It is a very unusual cause of pain after any arthroplasty procedure. Three-phase bone imaging diagnosed the condition and sympathetic blockade was used for confirming and treating the condition. The role of the bone scan in differentiating RSD from other causes of pain after THR is highlighted.

From the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India

Received for publication February 17, 1997; accepted April 16, 1997.

Reprint requests: Rajesh Malhotra, M.S., Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, India.

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