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

Bitsch, Rudi G.; Zamorano, Michelle; Loidolt, Travis; Heisel, Christian; Jacobs, Joshua J.; Schmalzried, Thomas P.
December 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 12, p2758
Academic Journal
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.


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