Increased Serum Ion Levels After Ceramic-on-Metal Bearing Total Hip Arthroplasty: Influence of an Asian Lifestyle.

@article{Han2018IncreasedSI,
  title={Increased Serum Ion Levels After Ceramic-on-Metal Bearing Total Hip Arthroplasty: Influence of an Asian Lifestyle.},
  author={Seung Beom Han and Jong Keon Oh and Woo Jang and Nishant Choudhary and Hyun Gon Kim and Won Yong Shon},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2018},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={887-892}
}
BACKGROUND Recent clinical studies have suggested that systemic metal ion levels are significantly elevated at midterm follow-up in patients with ceramic-on-metal (COM) bearing. However, it is not clear whether there is a correlation between patient-related factors including the lifestyle and elevated levels of serum metal ions following COM total hip arthroplasty (THA). METHODS Serum metal levels were measured in 201 patients (234 hips) including 121 COM patients (140 hips) and 80 non-COM… CONTINUE READING