January 24, 2018
A new study finds the rates of revision surgery involving metal-on-metal (MoM) hips “significantly increased” in the U.K. since 2007. The study also suggests patients with metal-on-metal hips are receiving treatment for serious complications sooner than patients in the past.
Researchers analyzed records from more than 24,500 patients who received metal-on-metal hips between 2003 and 2012.
“The five-year revision rates were significantly increased for all primary MoM [total hip arthroplasties] undertaken from 2007 onwards,” researchers concluded in their study published in The Bone & Joint Journal.