Cancer risk from orthopedic prostheses.
SourceEpidemiology and Vital Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
- critical time line for cancer risk is after 10 years with the hip is in place, albeit the average time in this study is 8 years post implant.
- cancers are consistent with the types reviewed in other studies:
- leukemia and lymphomas.
- 8% increase in these kinds of cancers
- the results are not alarming but cause for concern.