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Med J Aust. 2011 Jun 20;194(12):649-51.

Cobalt toxicity--an emerging clinical problem in patients with metal-on-metal hip prostheses?

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Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China. r.crawford@qut.edu.au.

Abstract

We report two Australian patients with possible cobalt toxicity related to metal-on-metal total hip replacements. Both patients were treated for osteoarthritis with a DePuy ASR (articular surface replacement) XL Acetabular Hip System prosthesis, which contains cobalt and chromium, and which has recently been recalled from the market.

PMID:
21692725
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