Thursday, September 8, 2011
Reviewing the historical Journal literature for publications discussing Cancer risk associated with joint/hip implants (4of x)
This is yet another study conducted on the Swedish population to measure cancer risk in hip replacement patients. The study I reported on a few posts ago, was conducted on 40,000 patients with metal on metal implants. This one is conducted on over 100,000 patients but appears to cover all hip implants so no concentration on metal implants. While it is interesting to report on the fact that cancer risk is normal when reviewing ALL hip implants ( I would have no reason to question that), I don't quite understand the implication given there doesn't appear to be a claim that all hip implants are associated with cancer. It appears that the association and preponderance of studies is related to metal implants and specifically metal on metal.
Humm....I guess it is just another data point but not one that is related to measuring the long term effects of meal on metal and cancer. Just my opinion for whatever its worth. The study results make complete sense to me.
J Natl Cancer Inst. 2001 Sep 19;93(18):1405-10.
Posted by Connie at 2:58 PM