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Lately, concerns have arisen following the use of large metal-on-metal bearings in hip replacements owing to reports of catastrophic soft-tissue reactions resulting in implant failure and associated complications. This review examines the literature and contemporary presentations on current clinical dilemmas in metal-on-metal hip replacement.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620x.93b4.26429

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume

Publication Date

05/2011

Volume

93

Pages

572 - 579

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedics, University College Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU, UK. fsh@fareshaddad.net

Keywords

Humans, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Foreign-Body Reaction, Prosthesis Failure, Metals, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Prosthesis Design, Hip Prosthesis