Metal ion levels post primary unilateral Exeter total hip arthroplasty

Vijaysegaran, Praveen, Whitehouse, Sarah L., Bijoor, Manu, English, Hugh, & Crawford, Ross W. (2014) Metal ion levels post primary unilateral Exeter total hip arthroplasty. Hip International, 24(2), pp. 144-148.

View at publisher


BACKGROUND: Metal ion release is common following total hip arthroplasty, yet postoperative levels have not been defined for most stems currently used in clinical practice. AIM: To assess metal ion release in the serum of patients with well functioning unilateral Exeter V40 primary total hip arthroplasties one year after surgery. METHODS: Whole blood chromium and serum cobalt levels were measured in 20 patients following primary total hip arthroplasty with the Exeter V40 stem and a variety of acetabular components one year after surgery. RESULTS: Whole blood chromium levels were within the normal range (10-100 nmol/L), with a single mild elevation of serum cobalt (normal < 20 nmol/L). CONCLUSION: In well functioning primary unilateral total hip arthroplasty using the Exeter V40 stem with a variety of acetabular components one year post surgery, whole blood chromium levels are normal and serum cobalt elevations are rare and mild.

Impact and interest:

1 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
1 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

63 since deposited on 30 Apr 2014
24 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 70683
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: arthroplasty, hip, cobalt, chromium, ions, bone cement
DOI: 10.5301/hipint.5000095
ISSN: 1120-7000
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Wichtig Editore
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 01:41
Last Modified: 03 May 2015 17:45

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page