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Metal allergy in arthroplasty

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Yirong Zeng, Wenjun Feng, Jie Li, Lu Lu, Chuntao Ma, Jianchun Zeng, Feilong Li, Xinyu Qi, Yueguang Fan
PURPOSE: A prospective study was conducted to detect whether a relationship exists between metal allergy and post-operative pain in total hip and knee arthroplasty patients. We postulated that to some extent a relationship does exist between them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who had undergone total hip and knee arthroplasty surgery because of hip and knee disease were included. The exclusion criteria were patients who were treated with immunosuppressor two weeks pre-operatively, skin conditions around the patch testing site, and other uncontrollable factors...
November 2014: International Orthopaedics
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