Metal sensitivity in patients with metal-to-plastic total hip arthroplasties.

  title={Metal sensitivity in patients with metal-to-plastic total hip arthroplasties.},
  author={Ake Carlsson and Bertil Magnusson and Halvor M{\"o}ller},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Scandinavica},
  volume={51 1},
Out of 134 patients patch tested after total hip replacement (metal-to-plastic) 13 were sensitive to one or two of the implanted metals. In a prospective series of 112 patients, nine were sensitive to nickel before and another three developed sensitivity to nickel or cobalt after the arthroplasty. In the retrospective as well as in the prospective series the complications could in all cases but one be explained on grounds other than allergy. The incidence of contact allergy to nickel before a… CONTINUE READING

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