Imaging of Prosthetic Joints

A Combined Radiological and Clinical Perspective

  • Carlina V. Albanese
  • Carlo Faletti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cellular Elements, Bone Matrix, Bone Remodeling, Osseointegration, Implant Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angela Oranger, Graziana Colaianni, Maria Grano
      Pages 3-13
    3. Roberto Tamma, Claudia Carbone, Silvia Colucci
      Pages 15-25
    4. Giacomina Brunetti, Adriana Di Benedetto, Giorgio Mori
      Pages 27-37
    5. Oreste Moreschini, Simone Pelle
      Pages 39-51
    6. Ciro Villani, Alessandro Calistri
      Pages 53-59
  3. Images Techniques, Conventional RX, CT, MR, Bone Scintigraphy, Periprosthetic DXA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Carlo Masciocchi, Francesco Arrigoni, Antonio Barile
      Pages 63-69
    3. Carlina V. Albanese
      Pages 81-92
  4. Prosthetic Joints of Foot and Ankle, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Laura Bruno, Lorenzo Morino, Raul Cerlon
      Pages 95-102
    3. Alessandro Calistri, Lucian Lior Marcovici, Ciro Villani
      Pages 103-111
    4. Davide Edoardo Bonasia, Massimiliano Dragoni, Federico Dettoni, Matteo Bruzzone, Corrado Bertolo, Roberto Rossi
      Pages 113-122
    5. Umberto Mariotti, Pierorazio Motta, Piermario Tosco
      Pages 123-134
    6. Maddalena Bertolini, Francesco Giacalone, Italo Pontini
      Pages 135-148
  5. Drug Therapy, Bisphosphonate, Teriparatide and Parathormone, Strontium Ranelate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Carlina V. Albanese
      Pages 151-157
    3. Valter Santilli, Andrea Bernetti, Massimiliano Mangone
      Pages 159-185
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-189

About this book


An increasing percentage of the population has at least one prosthetic joint. Imaging is required for both initial assessment and routine follow-up of the implant, and this book is intended as an informative and up-to-date guide to the subject. After an introductory section covering a range of background topics, the level of information offered by different imaging techniques in presurgical planning and postimplantation assessment is analyzed. The application of imaging to different joints is then carefully explored in chapters devoted to the foot and ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, wrist and hand. In addition, two innovative chapters focus on periprosthetic DXA as the gold standard in monitoring implant survival and on the role of drug therapy in helping to ensure the durability of the prosthesis. A central feature of the book is its combination of the clinical and radiological perspectives; it will be of value to radiologists and orthopedic specialists, as well as residents in these disciplines.


Implant material Pharmacological therapy Prosthetic images techniques Prosthetic joints

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlina V. Albanese
    • 1
  • Carlo Faletti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiological Sciences, Oncology and PathologyUniversity of Rome SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Radiodiagnostica CTOAzienda Ospedaliera Città della Salute e della Scienza di TorinoTorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5482-0
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5483-7
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