The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) UK has called for longer-term monitoring of all patients fitted with metal-on-metal hip implants, as a precautionary measure, in an update to its original guidance issued in 2012.
“MHRA, in colsultation with its independent Metal-on-Metal Expert Advisory Group (MoM EAG), has continued to monitor the performance of MoM hip joint articulations for … Read the rest
Recent studies indicate that females demonstrate an increased risk of experiencing adverse local tissue reactions, aseptic loosening, and revision after primary metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty compared with males; the underlying biological mechanisms responsible for sex discrepancies in implant failure remain unclear. In addition to anatomical and biomechanical sex differences, there may be inherent immunological disparities that predispose females to more aggressive adaptive immune reactivity to implant … Read the rest
September 15, 2016 – First, I want to correct that I had my last ceramic and titanium bilateral hip revisions (to a failed bilateral Birmingham Hip Resurfacing) completed in November 2014 – not Nov 2105.
Secondly, after an almost 2 year recovery, I can most happily report that both hips AND knees do not hurt!! At most, my hips get stiff after prolonged use and … Read the rest
Pat Walter from Surface Hippies contacted me. I want to make it clear that I am not a qualified pathologist, nor a medical doctor, I am just a researcher with an interest in hip resurfacing and biomaterial compatibility. I run an independent implant retrieval research laboratory within the J. Vernon Luck Snr MD Orthopaedic Research Center at UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital in Los Angeles. As such, I am the fortunate recipient … Read the rest
Can I have a Hip Resurfacing if I am Allergic To Metals?Skin allergies to metals does not mean you will be allergic to a hip resurfacing device inside your body at the deep tissue level. This is a question that many people ask. The best way to know if you can have a hip resurfacing when you have skin allergies to metals is to ask an experienced hip resurfacing… Read the rest
Question from poster:
Hi, I am 32 years old and had CDH and hip displasia. My blood test revealed that I have a metal allergy, so total hip replacement is the only option for me. jing
Answer from Gord Rathbone I had a reaction to both chrome and cobalt, in preliminary skin tests, prior to BHR 5 & 1/2 years ago. After considerable help from Keith Brewster and other research … Read the rest