TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Tower, Stephen S.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;12/1/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 17, p2847
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
55819347

 

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