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Study: Revision Surgery Rate for Metal-on-Metal Hips on Rise

NewsStudy: Revision Surgery Rate for Metal-on-Metal Hips on Rise

January 24, 2018

A new study finds the rates of revision surgery involving metal-on-metal (MoM) hips “significantly increased” in the U.K. 73 more words

Metal On Metal Hip

Hip replacement “ticking time-bomb” for “thousands” of Washington patients | KIRO-TV

If the Biomet Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement System was good enough for Olympic champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton, it should have been good enough for 62-year-old Ellen Pardee, whose life was very active until she started having hip pain in 2010. 168 more words

DePuy

Two new video's from Dr Tower on Cobalt Poisoning

Dr. Tower’s 11/3/17 Health Watch USA presentation

Dr. Bridge’s 11/3/17 Health Watch USA presentation

Hip Replacement

The effects on bone cells of metal ions released from orthopaedic implants. A review

The effects on bone cells of metal ions released from orthopaedic implants. A review

Valerio Sansone, Davide Pagani, and Marco Melato

The increasing use of orthopedic implants and, in particular, of hip and knee joint replacements for young and active patients, has stimulated interest and concern regarding the chronic, long-term effects of the materials used. 78 more words

Cobalt Chrome

DePuy hip replacement safety tests were seriously flawed, High Court hears

Experiments to establish the safety of hip implants believed to have injured hundreds of patients were themselves seriously flawed, the High Court heard today.

Dr Frank Chan said failure to properly clean the metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet system during laboratory testing could have caused friction within the joints that would have had “important clinical ramifications” for recipients of the device. 82 more words

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Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMD: Blood metal ion levels can effectively identify patients at low risk of adverse reactions after metal on metal hip replacement -- ScienceDaily

Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMDBlood metal ion levels can effectively identify patients at low risk of adverse reactions after metal on metal hip replacementDate:September 21, 2017Source:Wolters Kluwer HealthSummary:Patients with ‘metal on metal’ artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). 63 more words

DePuy

Hip Replacement and Cobalt Poisoning misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's

Robert’s hip replacement has served him well for many years, even though the metal-on-metal device was recalled by DePuy. Just recently, however, his cobalt levels have skyrocketed. 63 more words

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