metal-on-metal hip

Home » Classic Medicine » Orthopaedics » metal-on-metal hip
metal-on-metal hip2016-12-10T22:00:44+00:00

metal-on-metal hip

metal on metal implant image from New Medical Terms

metal on metal implant

ORTHOPAEDICS

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

Reference http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00625

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.