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Pseudotumors, other Wright Hip Replacement side effects a growing concern

Doctors have seen a rise in pseudotumors and complications from pseudotumors among patients who received faulty metal-on-metal hip replacements. The painful inflammatory lesions have been linked to the Wright Conserve Plus Total Hip Resurfacing System, along with other hip replacement side effects.

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Concentration of cobalt in blood an early sign of metal hip implant failure

A retroactive study of patients who ended up having severe complications from their metal-on-metal hip replacements showed early blood tests could predict eventual failure. Patients who had a higher concentration of cobalt in their blood were much more likely to eventually require revision surgery to remove the device.

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