+-

Author Topic: What are your Metal Levels?  (Read 6984 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

tonyp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
What are your Metal Levels?
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:48:53 AM »
I'm really curious about what metal levels people have!  What are your levels?  How do your hips feel?  Bilater/unilateral?  Doctor?

Thanks for your help and input!

tony
Newbie, for now.

hernanu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3896
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2014, 01:44:12 PM »
Chromium - 3.4  ;D
Cobalt - 3.1      ;D

Bilateral, feeling pretty fine.
Hernan, LHR 8/24/2010, RHR 11/29/2010 - Cormet, Dr. Snyder

Miguelito

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 264
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2014, 11:19:20 PM »
I apologize, figures from memory, but are between .5 and 1.1 for cobalt and chromium. Two years after first hip, pre second hip. Same or lower than gen pop. Dr. Gross indicated that this is happening a lot with the lower angles.
RHR April 2012.
LHR March 2014.

Both Biomet Magnum/Recap 54/48, by Dr. Thomas Gross.

tonyp

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 13
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 12:16:05 AM »
Wow - encouraging!  Thanks:)
Newbie, for now.

Wyoming Kim

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 18
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 12:50:14 AM »
First tests I had were done the second year w/new implant...
Chromium 3.4
Cobalt 3.2
Second test done in third year...
Chromium 3.2
Cobalt 1.6
8/29/12 Right BHR...Dr. Cook, Leawood, KS
48MM Head/ 54MM Cup
2/1/17 Left BHR...Dr. Cook, Leawood, KS
48MM Head/ 54MM Cup

karlos.bell

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2016, 07:00:46 PM »
 :) Approx  3.4 both @ 11 months bilateral. No issues. Cheers k
« Last Edit: February 29, 2016, 07:01:22 PM by karlos.bell »
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding with FAI Hyperflexion

Neild5

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2016, 10:31:28 PM »
4 year on right, 5 on left cobalt is 1.2, chromium is 1.6. 
50 yo male left Biomet 2/28/11, right BHR 2/20/12

karlos.bell

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 389
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 08:15:38 AM »
 :)   Cobalt 191 nmol/L. or 0.191 ppm
        Chromium 147 nmol/L or 0.147 ppm.
I think this is correct for ppm.  March 2017 2 years after op.

Perfect I was told. Conserve plus
2019-2020 THR Left & Right COC Revision Zim Continuum cup with Biolox Delta Cer Liner, Biolox Delta Cer Head 40mm 12/14 Taper, CPT Stem Cem.
2019-2020 removal of Hip Resurfacing due to Metal Toxicity Cobalt - Chromium.
2011-2013 FAI hip surgery failure
2007-Injury wakeboarding with FAI Hyperflexion

John C

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 855
Re: What are your Metal Levels?
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 01:55:29 AM »
From memory, the first test on my left hip was done about two years after surgery, and the numbers were between 1.5 and 3. They dropped in the following years, and since about year six they have been consistently reported as less than 1.  My right hip was just done, so the first test will not be for two years.
John/ Left uncemented Biomet/ Dr Gross/ 6-16-08
Right uncemented Biomet/Dr Gross/ 4/25/18

 

Recent Posts

Advertisements

Donate Thru Pay Pal

Surface Hippy Gear

Accordion Player Pat Webmaster/Owner

Owner/Webmaster of Surface Hippy

Statcounter

View My Stats

Powered by EzPortal