metal-on-metal hipJoe Segen2016-12-10T22:00:44+00:00
metal on metal implant
A prosthetic hip in which both articular surfaces are composed of metal, without intervening non-metallic material.
The theoretical advantage of MoM implants was durability and stability. However, like metal-polyethylene prostheses, bits of the implant are shed into the surrounding tissue and bloodstream, evoking pain or swelling around the hip, osteolysis, and very rarely, systemic symptoms.
*All of which has triggered the interest of personal injury attorneys.
Synonyms Metal hip implant, MoM implant