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Figure 2 | BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

Figure 2

From: The implications of 18F-FDG PET for the diagnosis of endoprosthetic loosening and infection in hip and knee arthroplasty: Results from a prospective, blinded study

Figure 2

Intraoperatively confirmed loosening of the proximal and distal components. An infection with coagulase negative staphylococcus was also identified. PET was initially interpreted as synovialitis without signs of mechanical loosening. The inflamed synovium as well as the periprosthetic osteolytic areas (arrow) filled with bacteria-infected granulation tissue showed 18F-FDG uptake.

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