Some articles on hip, metal, implants:
... The potential advantages of hip resurfacing compared to THR include less bone removal (bone preservation), a reduced chance of hip dislocation due to a relatively larger femoral head ... foot direction is left undisturbed with hip resurfacing ... on data from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales, finding that metal-on-metal total hip replacement implants failed at much greater rates than other types of total hip replacement implants and ...
... have increasingly cited the problem of early failure of metal on metal prostheses in a small percentage of patients ... Failures may relate to release of minute metallic particles or metal ions from wear of the implants, causing pain and disability severe enough to require revision surgery in 1–3% of ... medical centers such as the Mayo Clinic have reported reducing their use of metal-on-metal implants by 80 percent over the last year in favor of those made from other materials, like combinations of metal and plastic ...
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