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How is the Toxicity of Heavy Metals Detected in the Problems of Metal-Metal Hip Arthroplasties?

Volume 5 - Issue 5

Fernandez-Ibanez A*1, Ugalde-Herra R2, Rodriguez-Getino JA1, Garcia-Casas JB1, Diaz-Suarez JC2

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    • 1Department of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Spain
    • 2Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo (Asturias), Spain

    *Corresponding author: Fernandez-Ibanez A, Department of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Spain

Received: June 13, 2018;   Published: June 21, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.05.001279

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Introduction: Total hip arthroplasties are the most frequent interventions in elderly patients. In some cases, the presence of metal residues in routine analytical serum may be an indicator of the onset of prosthetic wear, although this presence does not mean that it needs urgent replacement.

Objective: To detect the patients with joint inflammatory symptoms in their serum have ranges of toxicity in heavy metals.

Method: Review of the clinical history of patients who meet the characteristics of joint inflammation and determination of heavy metals. Collection of blood samples for processing by mass spectrometry with induced coupling plasma, which is the reference method. Results: Differentiation in 3 groups of patients according to the trace element analyzed and its own toxicological reference limit.

Conclusion: The concentrations of heavy metals cannot be analyzed in isolation, they will be interpreted in the overall clinical-pathological context of the patient under study.

Keywords: Heavy Metals; Hip Arthroplasties; Toxicity

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