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Although metal allergy with total joint replacement exists, the prevalence of
this condition is unknown, according to Joshua J. Jacobs, MD.
"Metal allergy [with] orthopedic implants has been well documented in
isolated cases," Jacobs said during his presentation at the American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons 2012 Annual Meeting/Orthopaedics Research Society
symposium. "The true prevalence is unknown. Clinically significant
symptomatologies seem to be rare in total knee replacements and
metal-on-polyethylene total hip replacements, but much more common in metal-
on-metal total hips.
Based on case reports and device literature, Jacobs said that metal allergy
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