High failure rate in metal-on-metal hip replacements

Researchers have stated that there has been a higher failure rate in metal-on-metal hip replacements as compared to other available options and this should not be implanted.

Obvious evidence was given by the data from the world's largest register of hip implants when it came to the failure rate of these implants.

The risk increased for implants that were large, women and among young people.

People who have large head metal-on-metal implants, annual checks have been advised for them by the UK health regulator.

For modern medicine hip replacements are something that can be talked about when it comes to success and movement is restored along with cutting down the pain. But there is attached a failure risk with this, and problems like dislocation of the implant, the joint coming out lose and complete wear and tear of the joint.

There are different varieties in which hip replacements come like metal-on-plastic, all metal and all ceramic.

About 402,051 hip replacements were analysed by researchers at the University of Bristol.

According to the results, within just five years, overall, 6.2 per cent of metal-on-metal hips had failed.