No evidence of cancer from hip replacements4th 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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Title: No evidence of cancer from hip replacements
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21578
Date Added: 4th Apr 2012