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Chromium Toxicity from Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement

Posted in DePuy Hip Replacement, Stryker Hip Replacement

The use of metal-on-metal (MOM) bearings in both hip resurfacing and in total hip replacement has brought along the risk of overexposure to cobalt and chromium ions, a direct result of MOM bearings commonly causing a rise in metal ion levels for both cobalt and chromium.  This can lead to a range of symptoms ranging from neurological ailments to cardiac problems.

A recent study by J. Daniel, et. al. aimed at discovering any significant difference in the possibility of a rise in blood metal ion levels in respect to the bearing diameters in both MOM total hip replacement and in MOM hip resurfacing.  Results indicated that there was no significant difference in the blood concentrations or daily output of cobalt and chromium in between a larger MOM hip resurfacing bearing and a smaller MOM total hip replacement bearing.  The data suggested that while there is no difference to be found between two bearing size across the two separate procedures, there were significantly higher metal ion levels following MOM hip repair procedures.

If you or a loved one has felt the adverse effects of raised metal ion levels following metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty or total hip replacement, then you may be eligible to file a metal-on-metal hip replacement lawsuit.  Contact our team of metal-on-metal hip replacement lawyers and let us help you seek the justice you deserve.

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