Monthly Archives: May 2015

An article by Dr. Johannes Cip and his colleagues recounts the reintroduction of Metal on Metal orthopedic devices and the injuries resulting from the byproducts of their wear and corrosion.  Although the authors found a consistent decrease in Blood Cobalt and Chromium following removal of the devices, they also noted increased rates of complications following […]

A recent article by Drs. Keith and Thomas Fehring recounts the resurgence of Metal on Metal joint arthroplasties in the early 2000s. The authors describe complications that have been experienced by recipients of those devices resulting from products of metal wear and corrosion (i.e., Aseptic lymphocytic-dominated vasculitis-associated lesion/adverse local tissue reactions (or ALVAL/ALTR)) and propose […]