Clinical experience of revision of metal on metal hip arthroplasty for aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL).

@article{Rajpura2011ClinicalEO,
  title={Clinical experience of revision of metal on metal hip arthroplasty for aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL).},
  author={Asim Rajpura and Martyn L. Porter and Anil K. Gambhir and Anthony J Freemont and Timothy N. Board},
  journal={Hip international : the journal of clinical and experimental research on hip pathology and therapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          43-51
        }
}
There has been growing concern regarding the systemic and local effects of metal ions released from metal-on-metal hip resurfacings and total hip replacements, including the development of aseptic lymphocyte dominated vasculitis associated lesions (ALVAL). We describe our experience of treating 13 patients with failed metal on metal bearing hip prostheses secondary to this condition. Hip revision occurred at mean of 45 months following primary surgery. Groin pain was present in all patients… CONTINUE READING
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