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Joints
Non-neoplastic disease
Implant related changes

Reviewer: Vijay Shankar, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 13 February 2014, last major update January 2013
Copyright: (c) 2003-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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Xray images
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Various images - due to polyethylene

Case of the Week #300:

Case reports
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Gross images
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Case of the Week #300:

Clinical images
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Metallosis surrounding implant and cervical neck

Micro images
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Prosthetic synovitis: hyperplastic synovial membrane adjacent to prosthesis
Methylmethacralate debris (linear webs) surrounded by giant cells
Polyethylene flakes (shiny linear material) surrounded by foreign body giant cell reaction (polarized microscopy)

Case of the Week #300:

Various images


Polarizing light showed crystal-like structures consistent with polyethylene particles

Other crystals under polarized light:

Calcium pyrophosphate crystals


Gout: sodium urate crystals

End of Joints > Non-neoplastic disease > Implant related changes


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