Bioimplantation of Metals in Patients with Metal Allergy: The Late Outcome

  • H. Möller
  • Å. Carlsson
Conference paper

Summary

In the present follow-up study, it was possible to trace and re-examine 18 patients who had had orthopaedic devices for several years (mean 6.3 years) and who had a contact allergy to the relevant metal before surgery as well as at follow-up. No cutaneous or orthopaedic complications had occurred.

Key words

Contact allergy Nickel Orthopaedic implants 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Möller
    • 1
  • Å. Carlsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyLund UniversityMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Department of OrthopaedicsLund UniversityMalmöSweden

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