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Good function but very high concentrations of cobalt and chromium ions in blood 37 years after metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasy
Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics), Karolinska Institute, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, ISSN 1179-1470, Vol. 1, 31-32 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This case report describes a patient who had a metal-on-metal hip prosthesis implanted 37 years ago. The hip function and X-ray are presented. The levels of cobalt and chromium ions in blood are analyzed and found to be about 40 times higher than normal. Consequences are discussed.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom: Dove Medical Press Ltd.(Dovepress) , 2008. Vol. 1, 31-32 p.
Keyword [en]
Hip prosthesis, metal ions
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Medical and Health Sciences Orthopedics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55780PubMedID: 22915905Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77953408895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55780DiVA: diva2:1074567
Available from: 2017-02-15 Created: 2017-02-15 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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