[Prospective study of the significance of contact sensitization caused by metal implants].

@article{Duchna1998ProspectiveSO,
  title={[Prospective study of the significance of contact sensitization caused by metal implants].},
  author={H W Duchna and Ute Nowack and Rolf Merget and G. M. Muhr and Gerhard Schultze-Werninghaus},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={1998},
  volume={123 11},
  pages={1271-6}
}
INTRODUCTION Allergies caused by metallic implants are often thought to be a reason for postoperative complications like bone necrosis or loosening of the prosthesis. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective study, we investigated allergic sensitivity against components of stainless steel implants, including titanium, in 112 patients shortly before surgical operation. The same tests were then repeated in 100 of these patients exactly one year after operation. There were three different kinds of… CONTINUE READING

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nickelNo subtypeTitanium
These patients , of whom two received a nickel - containing implant and one a titanium arthroplasty , did not show any postsurgical complications .
Two of these three patients were women , who developed a postsurgical sensitivity against nickel or chrome but got titanium arthroplasties , which did not contain any nickel .
Two of these three patients were women , who developed a postsurgical sensitivity against nickel or chrome but got titanium arthroplasties , which did not contain any nickel .
TitaniumNo subtypenickel
Two of these three patients were women , who developed a postsurgical sensitivity against nickel or chrome but got titanium arthroplasties , which did not contain any nickel .
Two of these three patients were women , who developed a postsurgical sensitivity against nickel or chrome but got titanium arthroplasties , which did not contain any nickel .
These patients , of whom two received a nickel - containing implant and one a titanium arthroplasty , did not show any postsurgical complications .
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