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No evidence of cancer from hip replacements

4th April 2012

Researchers from universities in Exeter and Bristol have found that there is no evidence that metal-on-metal hip replacements increase the risk of cancer.

New analysis of nearly 41,000 patients – published on the British Medical Journal website - found no link in the seven years following surgery, though the research team did suggest that longer-term follow-up was needed and regulators have already called for them to be monitored closely following reports of high failure rates. A risk of cancer was among the fears linked to the implants.

 

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