Metal allergy in joint replacement discussed by Dr. Jacobs 2012

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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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FDA Approval Allows Stryker to Market Hip Resurfacing System

FDA Approval Allows Stryker to Market Hip Resurfacing System In Third Quarter of 2007


Corin Group’s FDA Approval for the Cormet(TM) Hip Resurfacing System Paves Way for Stryker to Educate and Advance the Market


KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 3, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ — Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK) announced that it will begin marketing Corin Group PLC’s (LSE: CRG) Cormet Hip Resurfacing System as early as the third quarter of this year. This follows today’s FDA approval of Cormet and is predicated on a comprehensive surgeon education protocol developed by Stryker and Corin, in cooperation with the … Read the rest