Metal Implant Allergy as a Differential Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection


As a consequence of the increasing use of metal implants, we can expect to see more complications. In 2011 in Germany alone 168,486 total knee and 232,320 total hip arthroplasties were performed. Of these, 9.5% and 10.4% respectively were revisions due to complications.1 In the US the corresponding figures were 702,415 and 465,034 respectively, with… (More)

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