It has been revealed in a recent report that there are not any known side effects of metal on metal hip replacements. This is according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal. There were tests conducted on as many as 41,000 patients.
They were of the view that there has not been any sort of ink found between this sort of hip replacements and cancer. The teams from Exeter and Bristol Universities were however of the view that there might be need for further tests to be conducted to find out what sort of long term effects it might tend to have on the health of the patients
There are already tests being done to find out how to treat the high failure rates of the same. It has been said that the tiny ions of chromium and cobalt tend to break into bits and dissolve into the blood. The team is of the view that this might lead to neurological issues and damaged bones and muscles.
This study was based on data collected from the National Joint Registry of Wales and England, and it took into consideration many patients undergoing this type of treatment. They found out that there was no evidence of an increased risk of cancer.
"As some cancers have a long latency period it is important that we study the longer term outcomes and continue to investigate the effects of exposure to orthopedic metals”, said the researchers further.
It is essential that further tests are conducted on this matter, so that it can be determined whether or not, there is any risk factor involved. This shall further help in deciding the course of further treatment for people suffering from such problems.