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Update on metal on metal hip implants

Since my last posts the MHRA (Medical and Healthcare Related devices Agency) has issued guidance about the management of patients with painful metal hips. The advice is that patients should have regular follow up to include X Rays and the measurement of blood metal ions. Fortunately we have been doing this for several years here in Southampton, and are lucky to have a reference laboratory for trace element analysis. If you have had a metal hip replacement or resurfacing and wish to discuss any concerns, please get in touch.

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    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s now an established technique, and the results are usually excellent in carefully selected patients…

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  • Hip Replacement

    Total Hip Replacement or THR is one of the most successful hip operations in orthopaedic surgery. Thousands of hip replacements are performed each year…

    Click here to find out more
  • Hip Resurfacing

    Hip resurfacing was developed to treat painful arthritis in younger and active patients. It’s a relatively new technique, but the results are usually excellent…

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  • Revision Hip Surgery

    Hip replacement surgery can be life changing for those dealing with pain on a daily basis. Unfortunately, even a replacement hip can wear out…

    Click here to find out more