Particle disease

Background

Released cement particles from a joint replacement trigger the inflammatory mediators causing cystic changes in adjacent bone.[1]

Clinical Features

  • Pain at site of joint replacement

Differential Diagnosis

Hip pain

Evaluation

  • Plain film x-rays of clinical location

Management

  • Orthopedic outpatient management and potential non-emergent hardware revision

Disposition

  • Discharge

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References

  1. Taljanovic MS, Jones MD, Hunter TB et-al. Joint arthroplasties and prostheses. Radiographics. 2003;23 (5): 1295-314.