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dc.contributor.authorMiddleton, Sen
dc.contributor.authorToms, Andrewen
dc.identifier.citationAllergy in total knee arthroplasty: a review of the facts. 2016, 98-B (4):437-41 Bone Joint Jen
dc.description.abstractWe explored the literature surrounding whether allergy and hypersensitivity has a clinical basis for implant selection in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). In error, the terms hypersensitivity and allergy are often used synonymously. Although a relationship is present, we could not find any evidence of implant failure due to allergy. There is however increasing basic science that suggests a link between loosening and metal ion production. This is not an allergic response but is a potential problem. With a lack of evidence logically there can be no justification to use 'hypoallergenic' implants in patients who have pre-existing skin sensitivity to the metals used in TKA. Cite this article:Bone Joint J2016;98-B:437-41.en
dc.publisherBritish Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The bone & joint journalen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Orthopaedicsen
dc.titleAllergy in total knee arthroplasty: a review of the facts.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalThe bone & joint journalen
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