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2021 Feb 20

Clin Nucl Med

Bone SPECT/CT in the Evaluation of Painful Total Ankle Replacement: Validation of Localization Scheme and Preliminary Evaluation of Diagnostic Patterns.


Mertens J, Lootens T, Vercruysse J, Van Den Bossche B, Berwouts D, Lambert B, den Wyngaert T V
Clin Nucl Med. 2021 Feb 20.
PMID: 33630798.


Third-generation total ankle replacement (TAR) is an increasingly popular and effective treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis, yet identifying causes of failure remains challenging. We evaluated integrated bone SPECT/CT in recurrent pain after TAR by validating a standardized reporting scheme, identifying uptake patterns, and assessing diagnostic performance and impact on clinical management.