TITLE

Ion Production and Excretion in a Patient with a Metal-on-Metal Bearing Hip Prosthesis

AUTHOR(S)
Bitsch, Rudi G.; Zamorano, Michelle; Loidolt, Travis; Heisel, Christian; Jacobs, Joshua J.; Schmalzried, Thomas P.
PUB. DATE
December 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 12, p2758
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case report of ion production and excretion in a 64-year-old woman with a metal-on-metal bearing hip prosthesis. The homeostatic mechanisms regulate the concentrations of chromium and cobalt in the patient's body. Cobalt was almost completely excreted in urine while chromium was not fully excrete and accumulate in the cell walls of tissue and red blood cells.
ACCESSION #
31710474

 

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