metal-on-metal hip

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metal-on-metal hip

metal on metal implant image from New Medical Terms

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


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