References – Scientific Articles


Articles of interest to download

  1. DePuy Hip Failure Rate as High as 49% in U.K. [click here]
  2. Concerns about Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Systems [click here]
  3. Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Systems [click here]
  4. The story of the ASR – Pharmagossip [click here]
  5. The clinical significance of metal ion release from cobalt–chromium metal-on-metal hip joint arthroplasty [click here] A G Cobb1* and T P Schmalzreid2 1 Epsom General Hospital, Epsom, United Kingdom 2 Joint Replacement Institute at Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA
  6. Spectron cemented revision system for total hip replacement by Smith & Nephew [click here]
  7. SurfaceHippy | The Birmingham Hip Resurfacing | Cup, Femoral, Bhr, Dysplasia [click here]
  8. Biological effects of metal wear debris generated from hip implants: genotoxicity [click here]
  9. Australian Registry Results 2009 – Smith & Nephew Summary [click here]
  10. Cobalt Toxicity in Two Hip Replacement Patients [click here]
  11. Total hip arthroplasty: Techniques and results by R. Stephen J. Burnett, MD, FRCSC, Dipl ABOS [click here]
  12. BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Resurfacing (BHR™) System PATIENT INFORMATION [click here]
  13. Update on the DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuits – free brochure [click here]
  14. Catastrophic failure due to aggressive metallosis 4 years after hip resurfacing in a woman in her forties—a case report by Thord von Schewelov and Lennart Sanzén Acta Orthopaedica 2010; 81 (3): 402–404  [click here]
  15. US FDA Information for Patients Who Have Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants [click here]
  16. Questions and Answers About Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants [click here]
  17. Early catastrophic failure of Birmingham acetabular dysplasia cup in revision arthroplasty: a case report [click here]
  18. BIRMINGHAM HIP™ Mid Head Resection Surgical Technique [click here]
  19. BHR Surgical Technique [click here]
  20. Early results of primary Birmingham hip resurfacing using a hybrid metal-on-metal couple [click here]
  21. Metal-on-Metal Articulation – A CAUSE FOR CONCERN IN METAL-ON-METAL BEARINGS? [click here]
  22. Metal on metal hip resurfacing versus uncemented custom total hip replacement – early results; Nemandra A Sandiford1*, Sarah K Muirhead-Allwood1,2, John A Skinner2, Jia Hua2 [click here]
  23. FDA orders postmarket studies on MOM hip implants By Jeanie Kennedy and Katherine Sale – [click here]
  24. Metal-on-metal Bearing Surfaces (Feb. 2009) Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, Robert M. Urban, Nadim J. Hallab, PhD, Anastasia K. Skipor, MS, Alfons Fischer, PhD and Markus A. Wimmer, PhD
  25. Can cobalt levels estimate in-vivo wear of metal-on-metal bearings used in hip arthroplasty? M Khan1,2*, J H Kuiper1,2, and J B Richardson1,2 1Institute of Orthopaedics, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedics Hospital, Oswestry, UK 2Centre for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University Hospital, Keele, UK. Download full article as PDF
  26. Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty With Boneloc Bone Cement David C. Markel, MD, Daniel B. Hoard, MD, Charles A. Porretta, MDAuthors and DisclosuresPosted: 04/17/2002; J South Orthop Assoc. 2001;10(4) http://www.medscape.com Download here
  27. Release of Cobalt and Chromium Ions Into the Serum Following Implantation of the Metal-on-Metal Maverick-Type Artificial Lumbar Disc (Medtronic Sofamor Danek); Alexander Zeh, MD*; Michael Planert, MD*; Gabriele Siegert, MD†; Peter Lattke, PhD; Andreas Held, MD*; Werner Hein, MD*; Posted: 03/27/2007; Spine. 2007;32(3):348-352. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Download full Article here
  28. Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Defects, the FDA and how Patients are Harmed ©Viles & Beckman, LLC, 6350 Presidential Court Fort Myers, FL 34135, (239) 334-3933 http://www.vilesandbeckman.com. This has to be one of the best written summaries of the overall problems with Hip Replacements. It is a Must Read. Download it as a PDF here – click here
  29. The effect of microstructure on the wear of cobalt-based alloys used in metal-on-metal hip implants. R Varano1, J D Bobyn2, J B Medley3*, and S Yue1 1Department of Mining, Metals and Materials, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2 Jo Miller Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada  Download Full Scientific Paper – click here
  30. Metal-on-Metal Articulation and Wear – Wright Medical . Download the complete publication – click here. It is well worth the read.
  31. Metal-on-Metal: Questions & Answers; Here is what S&N say in their Q&A Publication – call me a skeptic but talk about PR SPIN & Marketing: Download the Booklet here and judge for yourself…
  32. Alternative Bearing Surfaces; M. Manley and K. Sutton (Download paper here)
  33. Staples Linked to Higher Risk for Infection After Joint Surgery – Laurie Barclay, MD (download by clicking on the author’s name)
  34. Obese Patients Face Increased Risks for Infection and Dislocation Following Revision Hip Replacement Surgery Posted: 06/19/2008; Arthritis Care Research News Alerts. 2008;59(4):738-745. © 2008  Wiley InterScience
  35. Study Shows Increase of Hip and Knee Replacements in the US Posted: 06/05/2008; Arthritis Care Research News Alerts. 2008;59(4):481-488. © 2008  Wiley InterScience
  36. Factors Affecting Aseptic Loosening of 4750 Total Hip Arthroplasties: Multivariate Survival Analysis; Barbara Bordini; Susanna Stea; Manuela De Clerico; Sergio Strazzari; Antonio Sasdelli; Aldo Toni; Posted: 10/18/2007; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders © 2007 Bordini et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
  37. Complications Following Hip Replacement More Common In Obese Patients, Especially Women Posted: 08/16/2007; Arthritis Care Research News Alerts. 2007;57(2):327-334. © 2007 Wiley InterScience
  38. Radiographic Evaluation of Periprosthetic Metallosis After Total Arthroplasty; Thomas F. McGovern, MD, Joseph T. Moskal, MD; Posted: 11/19/2002; J South Orthop Assoc. 2002;11(1) © 2002 Southern Medical Association  Download full Article
  39. Release of Cobalt and Chromium Ions Into the Serum Following Implantation of the Metal-on-Metal Maverick-Type Artificial Lumbar Disc (Medtronic Sofamor Danek); Alexander Zeh, MD*; Michael Planert, MD*; Gabriele Siegert, MD†; Peter Lattke, PhD; Andreas Held, MD*; Werner Hein, MD*; Posted: 03/27/2007; Spine. 2007;32(3):348-352. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Download full Article here
  40. Analysis of 118 second-generation metal-on-metal retrieved hip implants; H.-P. Sieber, C. B. Rieker, P. Köttig; from the Regionalspital, Biel, Switzerland; J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 1998;80-B:46-50. Received 20 April 1998; Accepted after revision 8 July 1998; Download full Scientific Paper – Click here
  41. Allergic and Systemic Effects of Particles; R. M. Urban and J. J. Jacobs (download paper here).
  42. The unstable total hip replacement; Indian J Orthop. 2008 Jul-Sep; 42(3): 252–259.    PMCID: PMC2739467   Copyright © Indian Journal of Orthopaedics; F D’Angelo, L Murena, G Zatti, and P Cherubino; Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Insubria, Varese – Italy Correspondence: Fabio D’Angelo, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Insubria, Viale Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy. E-mail: fabio.dangelo@uninsubria.it Download a copy of the Scientific Article here
  43. Metal release mechanisms in hip replacement; Acta Orthopaedica 2006; 77 (5): 695–696; Sannakaisa Virtanen, Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany; virtanen@ww.uni-erlangen.de Download full Article here
  44. Exposure to chromium, cobalt and molybdenum from metal-on-metal total hip replacement and hip resurfacing arthroplasty; Acta Orthopaedica 2006; 77 (5): 697–705; Wolf-Christoph Witzleb1, Joerg Ziegler1, Frank Krummenauer2, Volker Neumeister3 and Klaus-Peter Guenther1 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2Clinical Epidemiology and Health Economy Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 3Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Universty Hospital “Carl Gustav Carus” at the Dresden University of Technology; Dresden, Germany Correspondence WCW: Wolf-Christoph.Witzleb@uniklinikum-dresden.de Download full Scientific Article here
  45. Femoral head diameter affects the revision rate in total hip arthroplasty An analysis of 1,720 hip replacements with 9–21 years of follow-up; Acta Orthopaedica 2006; 77 (5): 706–709;  Sarunas Tarasevicius1, Uldis Kesteris2, Otto Robertsson2 and Hans Wingstrand2 Departments of Orthopaedics, 1Kaunas Medical University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden Correspondence ST: sarunas tarasevicius@gmail.com Download here.
  46. Crosslinked polyethylene compared to conventional polyethylene in total hip replacement: Pre-clinical evaluation, in-vitro testing and prospective clinical followup study; Acta Orthopaedica 2006; 77 (5): 719–725; Carel H Geerdink1, Bernd Grimm1, Rama Ramakrishnan3, Jorco Rondhuis2, Aart J Verburg4 and Alphons J Tonino1 1Atrium Medisch Centrum, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NL-6401 CX Heerlen, the Netherlands, 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Isala Clinics, Location Sophia, NL-8025 AB Zwolle, the Netherlands, 3Stryker Inc. Allendale, NJ 07401, USA, 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Maasland Ziekenhuis, NL6130 MB Sittard, the Netherlands Correspondence CHG: carelgeerdink@hotmail.com Download here.
  47. A modular cementless stem vs. cemented long-stem prostheses in revision surgery of the hip. A population-based study from the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register. Acta Orthopaedica 2011; 82 (2): 136–142; Rüdiger J Weiss1, André Stark2 and Johan Kärrholm3; 1Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm; 2Department of Clinical Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm; 3Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden Correspondence: rudiger.weiss@karolinska.se Download full Scientific Paper here.
  48. Cobalt ions induce chemokine secretion in a variety of systemic cell lines; Acta Orthopaedica 2010; 81 (6): 756–764; Brian M Devitt1, Joseph M Queally1, Mihai Vioreanu1, Joseph S Butler1, David Murray1, Peter P Doran1, and John M O’Byrne2, 1UCD Clinical Research Centre, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Mater Misericordiæ University Hospital; 2Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Correspondence: bdevitt@hotmail.com Download full Scientific Paper here


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1 thought on “References – Scientific Articles”

  1. curtis buchanan said:

    dear, dr. stevens thank you for responding to my e-mail. in it you mentioned that i needed to contact a orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible! does that mean like next week, my cobalt level was 8.3 were as the normal range is 1.8 or less, im going to boise idaho the first week of sept. to see my dad who is very ill and not exspected to live much longer, also my stryker trident system was put in at the hospital in caldwell id. since im now living in az. i need to go thru the whole process of findinga new surgeon, and also deciding on what type of hip i want to put in. also i was wondering if by chance you might be able to call me sometime, my # is 928-279-4474 i would like to discuss the chemo med. my hemotoligist is recomding, its called rituxem, im trying to buy some time to see my dad in sept. i look forward to your response curtis buchanan

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