Team Approach: Metal Hypersensitivity in Total Joint Arthroplasty.
Journal Article (Journal Article)
»: As total joint arthroplasty volume continues to grow nationwide, more uncommon complications such as metal implant hypersensitivity are reported with greater frequency in the literature. »: Metal hypersensitivity is a challenging diagnosis given the potentially vague symptomology. It should be considered a diagnosis of exclusion, necessitating careful consideration of other potential etiologies of a failing implant before arriving at the final diagnosis of metal hypersensitivity. »: Patients can experience substantial morbidity from implant rejection and in severe, refractory cases may even require revision arthroplasty and conversion to a hypoallergenic implant. »: Given the complex nature of the condition, successful treatment of metal hypersensitivity to orthopaedic implants is best achieved through the use of a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. Immunologists, radiologists, and infectious disease physicians as well as orthopaedic surgeons and mechanical engineers are all vital in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
- Anastasio, AT; Johnson, LG; Willhite, JP; Mousallem, T; Hendershot, EF; Parekh, SG
- January 1, 2023
Volume / Issue
- 11 / 1
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- United States