Metal-On-Metal Hip Arthroplasty – Development and Demise

Luke David Hughes, Kathryn Chamberlain, Andrew Sloan, Qaisar Choudry


A review of the development of the metal on metal bearing couple for hip replacment, issues with the current metal on metal designs, a closer look at the immunological response to metal wear debris and current guidance on monitoring. Discussion regarding outcomes for revision surgery.


Metal; Hip; Arthroplasty; Immunity; Failure; Revision

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