A population-based study with a mean follow-up of 4.6 (1–11) years
Results — The overall risk of cancer in the metal-on-metal cohort was not higher than that in the non-metal-on-metal cohort (RR = 0.91, 95% CI: 0.82–1.02). The risk of soft-tissue sarcoma and basalioma in the metal-on-metal cohort was higher than in the non-metal-on-metal cohort (SIR/SIR ratio = 2.6, CI: 1.02–6.4 for soft-tissue sarcoma; SIR/SIR ratio = 1.3, CI: 1.1–1.5 for basalioma). The overall risk of death in the metal-on-metal cohort was less than that in the non-metal-on-metal cohort (RR = 0.78, CI: 0.69–0.88).
In this paper, we update our earlier published results on risk of cancer (Mäkelä et al. 2012) and give an assessment of the overall and cause-specific mortality in primary metal-on-metal and non-metal-on-metal hip replacement patients who were operated on from 2001 to 2010, by combining data from the Finnish Arthroplasty Register, the Population Register Centre, and the Finnish Cancer Registry. The reason for this early updating of the cancer data was to be able to detect a cancerogenic effect of metal-on-metal implants as early as possible.
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