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Concentration of Wear Products in Hair, Blood, and Urine after Total Hip Replacement

Br Med J 1973; 1 doi: (Published 03 March 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:527
  1. R. F. Coleman,
  2. J. Herrington,
  3. John T. Scales


    Raised levels of cobalt and chromium are found in the blood and urine of patients with metallic total hip replacements. When one of the hip components is made of polyethylene much less metal seems to be released from the joint. The long-term effects of the accumulation of chromium in the body need to be studied further.