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Metal-on-metal hip replacement

Metal-on-metal hip replacement

Metal on Metal hip replacements were developed in Birmingham in the 1980’s and became very popular in the 1990’s.  Various companies developed new designs of resurfacing type hip replacements; see X-ray.

More recently a lot of metal on metal hip replacements were inserted in the York area and unfortunately these were of the DePuy ASR variety.  This implant has since been withdrawn due to complications of high metal ion levels within the patients’ blood and loosening of the implant and loss of muscle bulk and bone due to an adverse reaction to the metal ions.

Due to the high number that were put in in York Mr Tony Maury has developed a very large experience now of revising these implants.

This X-ray shows a resurfacing on a stem on the left and a full resurfacing on the right.

When Mr Tony Maury revises these hips he aims to give a stable hip joint with a metal against plastic bearing and with this he has been successful in removing pain and discomfort and correcting metal ion levels in these affected patients.

Pre-operation:

Post-operation:

Rehabilitation is important to restore the flexibility in the hip and work your muscles back into shape.

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