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Elevated Levels Of Cobalt And Chromium Found In Offspring Of Moms With Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, Rush University Medical Center Study



3/10/2010 7:47:08 AM

Medical News Today -- Women with metal-on-metal hip implants, where both the ball of the joint and the surface of the socket are made of metal, pass metal ions to their offspring during pregnancy, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The ions are the result of wear and corrosion as the metal parts rub against one another.



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