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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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New study finds improvement in outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision surgery

A new study has found that outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision surgery performed for abnormal reactions to metal have improved since the initial reports were published over five years ago, and are now similar to the outcomes in patients with other types of hip replacement undergoing revision surgery. 12 more words

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Near doubling in failure rates for metal-on-metal hips behind alert

Checks on all patients with metal-on-metal hips were prompted by a near-doubling in failure rates for the most common of the devices, records reveal.

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More than 50,000 Britons with 'metal on metal' hips told to have X-rays and blood tests over toxic fears 

More than 50,000 patients with “metal on metal” hips are being told to undergo X-rays and blood tests after watchdogs found they are far more toxic than was thought. 19 more words

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