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Blood cobalt levels, device type may predict metal-on-metal hip failure | Orthopedics.

Blood cobalt levels, device type may predict metal-on-metal hip failure

Full Paper: Langton D. BMJ Open. 2014;doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2012-001541

Summary

Elevated concentrations of cobalt in the blood and device type may predict early failure of metal-on-metal hip replacements, according to researchers from the United Kingdom.

“The results suggest that elevated blood meta ion concentrations are associated with early failure of [metal-on-metal] MoM devices secondary to adverse reactions to metal debris,” David J. Langton, MRCS, abd colleagues wrote in a recently published study.

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