Ask The Doctors: August 2013

Metal-on-Metal Implants......Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements

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Q. I am a younger woman who had a hip resurfacing procedure four years ago using a metal-on-metal (MoM) component. Based on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s recent concerns, should I be worried about how the MoM implant could affect my future health? A. There have been a lot of recent concerns raised about the safety of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, both by the FDA and additional clinical studies that found blood cobalt ion...
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