Friday, December 27, 2013

Steve Tower MD lecture at Columbia on the issues surrounding the MoM hip--How did it happen; What are the solutions; Symptoms to look for in Cobalt toxicity

Published on Nov 7, 2013
          
Consumer Reports forum on Ending Medical Harm, the 3rd leading cause of death in the US, at Columbia University November 6, 2013. Stephen Tower, MD orthopedic surgeon who got a metal on metal hip implant shares his journey becoming an authority of the health hazards of such implants

You Tube Video worth listening to.  Dr. Steve Tower speaks about

 Ending Medical Harm Forum: Choosing Hip Replacements

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ending+Medical+Harm+Forum%3A+Choosing+Hip+Replacements+&sm=3

A few slides that might be of interest from the presentation:



 
 
 
 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
A  few additional recommendations from the presentation:
 
1.  Make sure you have metal levels taken for both Cr and Co annually if you have not yet had a  MoM hip revision.
 
2.  Have a metal suppression MRI Hip done annually if you have not had a MoM  hip revision
 
3.  Look out for cobalt toxicity from a symptom perspective:
 

 
 
 
 

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