Medical Apparatus: Imaging Guide to Orthopedic Devices

Orthopedic Devices

Fracture Fixation


Joint Arthroplasty - Introduction

Joint Arthroplasty - Shoulder

Joint Arthroplasty - Elbow

Joint Arthroplasty - Wrist and Hand

Joint Arthroplasty - Hip

Joint Arthroplasty - Knee

Joint Arthroplasty - Ankle and Foot


Joint Arthroplasty References

Fracture Fixation References





Joint Arthroplasty - References & Useful Links...continued

Hsu AR, Haddad SL. Early clinical and radiographic outcomes of intramedullary-fixation total ankle arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2015; 97 (3): 194-200.

Adams SB Jr, Demetracopoulos CA, Queen RM, Easley ME, DeOrio JK, Nunley JA. Early to mid-term results of fixed-bearing total ankle arthroplasty with a modular intramedullary tibial component. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014; 96 (23): 1983-1989.

Asencio JG, Leonardi C, Biron-Andreani C, Schved JF. Short-term and mid-term outcome of total ankle replacement in haemophilic patients. Foot Ankle Surg 2014; 20 (4): 285-292.

Yu JJ, Sheskier S. Total ankle replacement-evolution of the technology and future applications. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013) 2014; 72 (1): 120-128.

Deleu PA, Devos Bevernage B, Maldaque P, Gombault V, Leemrijse T. Arthrodesis after failed total ankle replacement. Foot Ankle Int 2014; 35 (6): 549-557.

Gougoulias NE, Khanna A, Maffulli N. History and evolution in total ankle arthroplasty. Br Med Bull 2009; 89: 111-151.

Titchner AG, Duncan NS, Rajan RA. Outcome following first metatarsophalangeal joint replacement using TOEFIT-PLUS: A mid term alert. Foot Ankle Surg 2015; 21 (2): 119-124.

Greisberg J. The failed first metatarsophalangeal joint implant arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clin 2014; 19 (3): 343-348.

Sung W, Weil L Jr, Weil LS Sr. Retrospective comparative study of operative repair of hammertoe deformity. Foot Ankle Spec 2014; 7 (3): 185-192.

Little JB. First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis in the treatment of hallux valgus. Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2014; 31 (2): 281-289.

Catena F, Doty JF, Jastifer J, Coughlin MJ, Stevens F. Prospective study of hammertoe correction with an intramedullary implant. Foot Ankle Int 2014; 35 (4): 319-325.

Kramer WC, Parman M, Marks RM. Hammertoe correction with k-wire fixation. Foot Ankle Int 2015; 36 (5): 494-502.

Wulker N, Mittag F. The treatment of hallux valgus. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109 (49): 857-868.

Erdil M, Bilsel K, Imren Y, Mutlu S, Guler O, Gurkan V, Emadaq NM, Tuncay I. Metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced stage hallux rigidus: outcomes in the short-term. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2012; 46 (4): 281-285.

Ronconi P, Martinelli N, Cancilleri F, Marinozzi A, Marineo G, Denaro V. Hemiarthroplasty and distal oblique first metatarsal osteotomy for hallux rigidus. Foot Ankle Int 2011; 32 (2): 148-15.

Skou ST, Roos EM, Laursen MB, Rathleff MS, Arendt-Nielsen L, Simonsen O, Rasmussen S. A randomized controlled trial of knee replacement. N Engl J Med 2015; 373 (17): 1597-1606.

Katz JN. Parachutes and preferences-a trial of knee replacement. N Engl J Med 2015; 373 (17): 1668-1669.

Mulcahy H, Chew FS. Current concepts in total ankle replacement for radiologists: features and imaging assessment. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2015; 205: 1038-1047.

Mulcahy H, Chew FS. Current concepts in total ankle replacement for radiologists: complication. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2015; 205: 1244-1250.

Ha AS, Petscavage JM, Chew FS. Radial head arthroplasty: a radiologic outcome study. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2012; 199: 1078-1082.

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Berth A, Pap G. Stemless shoulder prosthesis versus conventional anatomic shoulder prosthesis in patients with osteorarthritis. J Orthop Tramatol 2013; 14 (1): 31-37.

Lin DJ, Wong TT, Kazam JK. Shoulder arthroplasty, from indications to complications: what the radiologist needs to know. RadioGraphics 2016; 36: 192-208.

Sirveaux F, Favard L, Oudet D, Huquet D, Walch G, Mole D. Grammont inverted total shoulder arthroplasty in the treatment of glenohumeral osteoarthritis with massive rupture of the cuff: results of a multicentre study of 80 shoulders. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2004; 86: 388–395.

Berasi CC IV, Berend KR, Adams JB, Ru EL, Lombardi AV. Are custom triflange acetabular components effective for reconstruction of catastrophic bone loss? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015; 473 (2): 528-535.

Jacobson JA, Morag Y. Hip replacement imaging. Medscape (updated October 27, 2015).

Weiss AP, Kamal RN, Shultz P. Total wrist arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orhop Surg 2013; 21 (3): 140-148.

Hak DJ, Mauffrey C, Seligson D, Lindeque B. Use of carbon-fiber-reinforced composite implants in orthopedic surgery. Orthopedics 2014; 37 (12): 825-830.

Hillock R, Howard S. Historical review. Utility of carbon fiber implants in orthopedic surgery: literature review. JISRF Reconstructive Review 2014; 4 (1): 23-32.

Casadei R, De Paolis M, Drago G, Romagnoli C, Donati D. Total elbow arthroplasty for primary and metastatic tumor. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res 2016; 102 (4): 459-465.

Li X, Zhang Y, Wan S, Li H, Li D, Xia J, Yuan Z, Ren M, Yu S, Li S, Yang Y, Han L, Yang Z. A comparative study between limb-salvage and amputation for treating osteosarcoma. J Bone Oncol 2016; 5 (1): 15-21.

Kadam D. Limb salvage surgery. Indian J Plast Surg 2013; 46 (2): 265-274.

Ettinger S, Stukenborg-Colsman C, Plaass C, Yao D, Claassen L, Berger S, Waizy H, Becher CM, Daniilidis K. Tibiocalcaneal arthrodesis as a limb salvage procedure for complex hindfoot deformities. Arch Orthop Truama Surg 2016; 136 (4): 457-462.

Covey DC. Conversion from limb salvage to late amputations: lessons learned from recent battlefields with application to civilian trauma. J Surg Orthop Adv 2015; 24 (3): 170-173.

Sevelda F, Schuh R, Hofstaetter JG, Schinhan M, Windhager R, Funovics PT. Total femur replacement after tumor resection: limb salvage usually achieved but complications and failures are common. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015; 473 (6): 2079-2087.

Schrumpf M, Maak T, Hammoud S, Craig EV. The glenoid in total shoulder arthroplasty. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2011; 4 (4): 191-199.

Jesse MK, Hunt KJ, Strickland C. Postoperative imaging of the ankle. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018; 211:1-10.

Gustas-French C, Petscavage J. Imaging of shoulder arthroplasties. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018; 211:1-11.

Chen KC, Chen JY. All about shoulder arthroplasty: what radiologists shouid know. Semin Musculoskeletal Radiol 2019; 23: 126-140. Doi

Levin ES, Plotkin B. Elbow arthroplasty: from normal to failure. Semin Musculoskeletal Radiol 2019; 23: 141-150. Doi

Petscavage-Thomas JM, Gustas-French C, Walker EA. Update on arthroplasties in the wrist and hand. Semin Musculoskeletal Radiol 2019; 23: 151-161.

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Deshmukh S, Omar IM. Imaging of hip arthroplasies: normal findings and hardware complications. 162-176.

Omar IM, Abboud SF, Youngner JM. Imaging of total ankle arthroplasty: normal imaging findings and hardware complications. Semin Musculoskeletal Radiol 2019; 23: 177-194.

Bestic JM, Peterson JJ, DeOrio JK, Bancroft JW, Berquist TH, Kransdorf MJ. Postoperative evaluation of the total ankle arthroplasty. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008; 190 (4): 1112-1123.

The HEALTH Investigators. Total hip arthroplasty or himarthroplasty for hip fracture.: 2199-2208. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1906190.

Gjertsen J-E. Should total hip arthroplasty be used for hip fracture? N Engl J Med 2019; 381: 2261-2262. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1913800.

Ortiz-Catalan M, Mastinu E, Sassu P, Aszmann O, Branemark R. Self-contained neuromuscular arm prostheses. N Engl J Med 2020; 382: 1732-1738. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1917537.

Fernandez MA, Juul A, Parsons N, Griffin XL, Png M, Gould J, McGibbon A, Costa ML. Cemented of uncemented hemiarthroplasty for intracapsular hip fracture. N Engl J Med 2022; 386 (6): 521-530. DOi: 10:1056/NEJMoa2108837.

Rogmark C. How to fill the void-bone cement in hemiplasty. N Engl J Med 2022; 386 (6): 594-595. DO1: 10:1056/NEJMMe2119282.

Olsen F, Kotyra M, Houltz E, Ricksten S-E. Bone cement implantation syndrome in cemented hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fracture: incidence, risk factors, and effect on outcome. Br J Anaesth 2014 Nov; 113 (5): 800-806. doi: 10.1093/bja/aeu226. Epub 2014 Jul 16.

Rassir R, Schuiling M, Sierevelt IN, van der Hoeven C W P, Nolte PA. What are the frequency, related mortality, and factors associated with bone cement implantation syndrome in arthroplasty surgery? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2021 Apr 1; 479 (40): 755-763. doi 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001541.

Li OL, Pritchett S, Griffin JR, Spouge AR. High tibial osteotomy: an update for radiologists. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2022; November 24, 2021 published online. doi:10.2214/AJR.21.26659.

Rodrigues JC. Editorial comment: the resurgence of high tibial osteotomy. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2022; December 1, 2021 published online. doi.10.2214/AJR.21.27143.

Patel R. Periprosthetic joint infection. N Engl J Med 2023; 388: 251-262. DOI:10:1056/NEJMra2203477.


Permission for use of images published in Hunter TB, Bragg DG, eds. Radiologic guide to medical devices and foreign bodies. St Louis, Mo: Mosby–Year Book, 1994 is granted by Tim B Hunter, MD copyright owner.


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Useful Links:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)

Bone Smart

FDA Hip Recalls

Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation (JISRF)

MRI Safety Information

MRI Questions

Orthopedic Medical Device Manufacturers and Associated Useful Websites

Orthopedic Hardware Atlas

Ortho Atlas


United States Food and Drug Administration Medical Device Databases


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