Risk of cancer with metal-on-metal hip replacements: population based study

Source:  BMJ 2012, 345:e4646

Follow this link for abstract

Date of publication:  July 2012

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Uses data from 10728 patients who underwent metal-on-metal tha and 18235 patients who underwent conventional metal-on-polythene, ceramic on polythene, and ceramic on ceramic tha in the Finnish Arthroplasty Register 2001-10 to assess the risk of cancer associated with metal-on-metal hip replacements.

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Acknowledgement:  BMJ

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