Reactive synovitis following hip resurfacing: a case presentation

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ABSTRACT:We report a case of metal-on-metal hip resurfacing complicated by a reactive synovitis and a large effusion resulting in dislocation, peripheral oedema and groin discomfort. Histological analysis of the retrieved specimens revealed an intense lymphocytosis. Conversion to a traditional hip replacement resulted in resolution of the symptoms. (Hip International 2008; 18: 224-7)

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