publication . Other literature type . Article . 1994

Widespread dissemination of metal debris from implants

CP Case; VG Langkamer; C James; MR Palmer; AJ Kemp; PF Heap; L Solomon;
  • Published: 01 Sep 1994
  • Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery
Abstract
In a post-mortem study, we compared subjects with metal implants with and without visible wear with an age-matched control group to determine the extent and effects of dissemination of wear debris. In subjects with stainless-steel and cobalt-chrome prostheses metal was found in local and distant lymph nodes, bone marrow, liver and spleen. The levels were highest in subjects with loose, worn joint prostheses and the main source of the debris was the matt coating. Metal levels were also raised in subjects with implants without visible wear and, to a less extent, in those with dynamic hip screws. Necrosis of lymph nodes was seen in those cases with the most wear, a...
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free text keywords: Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Lymph, Wear particle, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Prosthesis, medicine.medical_treatment, Bone marrow, medicine.anatomical_structure, business.industry, business, Spleen, Metal debris, Lymph node, Bone screws
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 1994

Widespread dissemination of metal debris from implants

CP Case; VG Langkamer; C James; MR Palmer; AJ Kemp; PF Heap; L Solomon;