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Lately, concerns have arisen following the use of large metal-on-metal bearings in hip replacements owing to reports of catastrophic soft-tissue reactions resulting in implant failure and associated complications. This review examines the literature and contemporary presentations on current clinical dilemmas in metal-on-metal hip replacement.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620X.93B4.26429

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Bone Joint Surg Br

Publication Date

05/2011

Volume

93

Pages

572 - 579

Keywords

Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Cell Transformation, Neoplastic, Foreign-Body Reaction, Hip Prosthesis, Humans, Metals, Prosthesis Design, Prosthesis Failure