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J Trace Elem Med Biol. 2014 Jan;28(1):39-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jtemb.2013.07.004. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

The concentration of manganese, iron, and strontium in hip joint bone obtained from patients undergoing hip replacement surgery.

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1
Department of Biology and Medical Parasitology, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstancow Wielkopolskich 72, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland; Department of Health Education, University of Szczecin, Piastow 40B, 71-065 Szczecin, Poland.
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Department of Biology and Medical Parasitology, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstancow Wielkopolskich 72, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland.
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Department of Biology and Medical Parasitology, Pomeranian Medical University, Powstancow Wielkopolskich 72, 70-111 Szczecin, Poland. Electronic address: kodan@pum.edu.pl.
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Chair and Clinics of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Pomeranian Medical University, Unii Lubelskiej 1, 71-252 Szczecin, Poland.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the concentrations of manganese (Mn), iron (Fe) and strontium (Sr) in the cartilage with adjacent compact bone and spongy bone collected from patients after total hip replacement surgery. In addition, we examined relations between the concentrations of the metals in the bone and selected environmental factors. The concentration of Fe was the highest while Mn concentration was the lowest. The concentrations of Fe in the spongy bone in patients from larger cities were higher than in those living in smaller towns and villages. Significant correlations were found between Fe and Mn concentrations in the cartilage with adjacent compact bone and in the spongy bone, and between Mn and Sr in the spongy bone. In general, Mn, Fe and Sr concentrations in the bones of patients from NW Poland were lower than in other Polish regions and Europe, especially in industrialized countries. In conclusion, it seems that in addition to routine monitoring of the abiotic environment, it is essential to monitor concentrations of heavy metals having a long-term impact in humans.

KEYWORDS:

Femur head; Iron; Manganese; Strontium

PMID:
24074650
DOI:
10.1016/j.jtemb.2013.07.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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