Can I have a Hip Resurfacing if I am Allergic To Metals?
Skin allergies to metals does not mean you will be allergic
to a hip resurfacing device inside your body at the deep
tissue level. This is a question that many people ask.
The best way to know if you can have a hip resurfacing when
you have skin allergies to metals is to ask an experienced
hip resurfacing surgeon.
Dr. Bose has written this explanation about the metal allergy
“Allergy after artificial joints is an
interesting issue. One must
keep in mind that the co-cr-mo alloy has been in
clinical use for 45
yrs and is present in 99% of all hip and knee
Even if a component is titanium the articulating
part would be always
co-cr-mo. Therefore metal sensitivity is not
exclusive to metal on
metal joints. It is a factor in every joint…