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Malignant Neoplasia at the site of Total Hip Arthroplasty

Author(s): Bryant S. Ho,Michael H. Huo

Journal: Journal of Orthopaedics
ISSN 0972-978X

Volume: 5;
Issue: 3;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: metal-on-metal hip implants | metal ion release | metal debris | total hip arthroplasty | total hip replacement | neoplasm | malignancy | cancer.

Abstract:There is a possible relationship between joint replacements and malignancy. We review the current state of metal-on-metal hip implants, the process of metal ion release from the implants, the effect of released metal ions in vivo, the association between neoplasm and metal debris and ions, and the six documented cases of neoplasm around a metal-on-metal total hip replacement. We find no link between released metal ions and the occurrence of neoplasm.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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