Allergy to orthopedic metal implants - a prospective study.

  title={Allergy to orthopedic metal implants - a prospective study.},
  author={Beata Kręcisz and M Kie{\'c}-swierczyńska and Dorota Chomiczewska-Sk{\'o}ra},
  journal={International journal of occupational medicine and environmental health},
  volume={25 4},
OBJECTIVES Evaluation of the allergenic properties of the metal knee or hip joint implants 24 months post surgery and assessment of the relation between allergy to metals and metal implants failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in two stages. Stage I (pre-implantation) - 60 patients scheduled for arthroplasty surgery. Personal interview, dermatological examination and patch testing with 0.5% potassium dichromate, 1.0% cobalt chloride, 5.0% nickel sulfate, 2.0% copper sulfate… CONTINUE READING