Arthroprosthetic Cobaltism: Neurological and Cardiac Manifestations in Two Patients with Metal-on-Metal Arthroplasty: A Case Report

Tower, Stephen S.
December 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;12/1/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 17, p2847
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of patients experiencing hip pain that results on arthroprosthetic metallosis as well as neurological and cardiac symptoms. It mentions that patients with metal-on-metal hips are at risk for cobaltism if their renal function decline. It affirms the importance for surgeons to be aware that high serum cobalt levels found in some patients may cause cardiac damage.


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