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Blood Metal Ions Tied to Failed Hip Replacement, Resurfacing

Blood Metal Ions Tied to Failed Hip Replacement, Resurfacing

Source: HCP live Raised levels of blood metal ions are associated with failed metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and total hip arthroplasties, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The researchers found that patients with failed arthroplasty had significantly higher blood cobalt and chromium ion levels […]

Source: HCP live

Raised levels of blood metal ions are associated with failed metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and total hip arthroplasties, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

The researchers found that patients with failed arthroplasty had significantly higher blood cobalt and chromium ion levels than patients with non-failed arthroplasty (P < 0.01).

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