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This scientific article is worth a close read – I have more work to do on it and the papers it cites BUT is quite clear about elevated cobalt and chrome levels in patients with cobalt chrome BHR and other devices fitted.
And this one too!
Catastrophic failure due to aggressive metallosis 4 years after hip resurfacing in a woman in her forties—a case report. Click here to download PDF
Thord von Schewelov and Lennart Sanzén; Department of Orthopedics, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden
Correspondence: Thord.von_Schewelov@med.lu.se Acta Orthopaedica 2010; 81 (3): 402–404