Maine Orthopaedic Review Monthly Challenge

Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Bruce F. Gomberg, MD; Ira Kirschenbaum, MD


January 11, 2017

If the cause of persistent pain after a hip replacement is not obvious after a thorough history, physical examination, and plain radiographic evaluation have been done, further investigation is required. Useful modalities include serologic tests (ESR and CRP). With elevation of either the ESR or the CRP level, or both, a hip joint aspiration is indicated.[12,13,14]


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