Ion release in stable hip arthroplasties using metal-on-metal bearings

N. Baldini, L. Savarino, M. Greco, R. Rotini, A. Giunti

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Ion release in stable hip arthroplasties was analyzed using metal-on-metal bearings on a larger series of patients with stable metal-on-metal implants. Twenty subjects were enrolled in the study for Cr and Co dosage. Co and Cr levels in the medium-term subjects were not decreased in comparison with the short-term values and were significantly higher than in all other subjects. The results indicate that metal-on-metal bearings produce a significantly high systemic release of cobalt and chromium into the bloodstream.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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