Patterns of risk of cancer in patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements versus other bearing surface types: a record linkage study between a prospective joint registry and general practice electronic health records in England

Arief Lalmohamed, Alexander J MacGregor, Frank de Vries, Hubertus G M Leufkens, Tjeerd P van Staa

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Abstract

There are concerns that metal-on-metal hip implants may cause cancer. The objective of this study was to evaluate patterns and timing of risk of cancer in patients with metal-on-metal total hip replacements (THR).
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere65891
JournalPLoS One
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2013

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