Metal-on-Metal Wear of Orthopedic Implants: Role of Serum Chromium and Cobalt Analysis

Over 1 million hips are implanted each year worldwide. Adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) occurs in a small number of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements. Evaluation of serum chromium and cobalt concentration can help determine the degree of metal-on-metal orthopedic implant deterioration.


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