Metal hypersensitivity testing in patients undergoing joint replacement: a systematic review.

@article{Granchi2012MetalHT,
  title={Metal hypersensitivity testing in patients undergoing joint replacement: a systematic review.},
  author={Donatella Granchi and Elisabetta Cenni and Armando Giunti and Nicola Baldini},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 8},
  pages={1126-34}
}
We report a systematic review and meta-analysis of the peer-reviewed literature focusing on metal sensitivity testing in patients undergoing total joint replacement (TJR). Our purpose was to assess the risk of developing metal hypersensitivity post-operatively and its relationship with outcome and to investigate the advantages of performing hypersensitivity testing. We undertook a comprehensive search of the citations quoted in PubMed and EMBASE: 22 articles (comprising 3634 patients) met the… CONTINUE READING
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