Metal levels in cemented total hip arthroplasty. A comparison of well-fixed and loose implants.

@article{Brien1992MetalLI,
  title={Metal levels in cemented total hip arthroplasty. A comparison of well-fixed and loose implants.},
  author={W W Brien and Eduardo A. Salvati and Foster Betts and Peter Bullough and Timothy Wright and Clare M. Rimnac and Robert L. Buly and Kevin L. Garvin},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1992},
  volume={276},
  pages={66-74}
}
In a prospective study, synovial fluid metal levels from stainless steel, cobalt-chromium, and titanium-alloy cemented total hip implants were measured. There were 37 well-fixed and 44 loose hip arthroplasties. Tissue-metal levels were quantitated in the cases revised for loosening. Retrieval analysis for implant wear was performed. Synovial fluid analysis showed a fivefold increase in metal levels of loose compared with well-fixed stainless steel implants. There was a sevenfold increase in… CONTINUE READING

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