Metal-on-metal hip implants have been alleged to cause metal particles to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding soft tissue. This can result in metallosis and often necessitate painful and more complicated revision surgery, in which the device is removed and replaced by an entirely new device. A new study published in the January 2018 issue of the Bone and Joint Journal indicates that revision rates increased significantly among recipients of metal-on-metal hip replacements after 2007. Involving over 24,500 patients who underwent hip replacement surgery between 2003 and 2012, the study concluded that device recipients from 2007 onward had a higher rate of revision at 5-years post-op compared to those who were implanted with the device prior to 2007.
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