Women of childbearing age should probably avoid metal/metal bearings (THR or resurfacing), because of potential toxicity to a fetus from the metal wear debris. There is no proof, either way, so caution is advisable.
The second group that should probably hesitate is anyone with kidney disease or a history of it in the family. The reason is that the metal ions are continuously cleared from the blood by the kidneys. A study on metal ion clearance found greatly elevated blood levels in patients with kidney disease.
Pregnancy and childbirth can occur successfully in patients who have a total hip replacement, according to two recent studies. Pregnancy and childbirth not detrimental after total hip replacement,... more
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