Diagnostic utility of joint fluid metal ion measurement for histopathological findings in metal-on-metal hip replacements

@inproceedings{Reito2015DiagnosticUO,
  title={Diagnostic utility of joint fluid metal ion measurement for histopathological findings in metal-on-metal hip replacements},
  author={Aleksi Reito and Jyrki Parkkinen and Timo J. S. Puolakka and Jorma K. Pajam{\"a}ki and Antti P Eskelinen},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND In vivo assessment of inflammatory responses in the synovia of patients with MoM hip replacements would be useful in the determination of the prognosis of the hip replacement. Aims of the study was to investigate the correlation between cobalt and chrome levels in joint fluid with histopathological findings and the predictive ability of metal ion levels for these findings. METHODS In 163 revision surgeries (141 ASR THAs and 22 ASR hip resurfacings) joint fluid chrome and cobalt… CONTINUE READING
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