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 came to the conclusion summarized by
Dr. Bose in Pat Walter’s Article About Skin Allergies
that an internal tissue reaction is not something to worry about, being statistically much less likely than being struck by lightning. If this is presented as an obstacle to this excellent surgical solution of a hip resurfacing, you should seek a second opinion, particularly at your young age.