Silent soft tissue pathology is common with a modern metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty

Henry Wynn-Jones, Rory Macnair, James Wimhurst, Nish Chirodian, Brian Derbyshire, Andoni Toms, John Cahir

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Adverse reactions to metal debris have been reported to be a cause of pain in metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty. We assessed the incidence of both symptomatic and asymptomatic adverse reactions in a consecutive series of patients with a modern large-head metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-7
Number of pages7
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
  • Chromium
  • Cobalt
  • Edema
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hip Joint
  • Hip Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Osteolysis
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Reoperation
  • Titanium
  • Treatment Outcome

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