I had mine done by Mr McMinn at the ROH in Birmingham when the procedure was a twinkle in most peoples eyes. I had CDH which was only diagnosed at 4yrs so I had many ops to try to ‘build’ a hip socket but it finally gave up the ghost and I was faced with either a non tried and tested new op or a THR. I didn’t think there was much choice!! I had my left hip resurfaced in September 1991 when I was 21 – Mr McMinn was still pioneering it and I was the youngest person to have it at that time. I had to have bone grafting at the same time so my post op recovery took longer than normal. I … Read the rest
|Public release date: 9-Mar-2010|
Study finds elevated levels of cobalt and chromium in offspring of patients with metal-on-metal hip implants
Hip replacement patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) implants (both the socket and hip ball are metal) pass metal ions to their infants during pregnancy, according to a new study presented today at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Data showed there is a correlation between cobalt and chromium levels in the mother and those in her infant at the time of delivery.
“Although the affects of metal ions in maternal and fetal subjects are unknown, the fact that the placenta is not a complete barrier to the transport of these metals is noteworthy,” said Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, Professor and