An article on Medscape March 14, 2014, entitled “Allergies to Joint Replacement Implants Problematic” talked about patients with various joint replacements experiencing allergic symptoms. The article stated:
About half of those with unexplained implant failure were allergic to one of the materials in the implants, as were about three quarters of the candidates for joint replacement with a history of allergic reactions.The most common allergic reaction was to nickel, which affected 65% of the preoperative patients and 20% of the postoperative patients. That was followed by cobalt, nickel and cobalt combined, chromium, any bone cement extract, bone cement, and benzoyl peroxide.
If you are considering a joint replacement, make sure that you are tested against the materials used IN ADVANCE. We can test you, or you can be tested by a medical allergist, but please do so. We have one lady who we see who has had a lot of misery because of this.And by the way, this holds true for dental implants as well!