Erhöhter Metallabrieb durch MoM-Hüftprothesen

Wann spricht man von erhöhten Chrom- und/oder Kobaltwerten?

Bei MoM Hüftprothesen ist ein leicht erhöhter Wert an Chrom- und Kobaltionen im Blut normal und nicht weiter Beunruhigend. Kritisch sind jedoch wesentlich erhöhte Werte. Die Mayo Klinik geht bei den Chromwerten davon aus, dass  “blood serum concentrations greater than 1ng/mL in a patient with Cr-based implant” auf einen wesentlich erhöhten Metallabrieb hinweisen. Ferner wird davon asugegangen, dass die Werte mit der Dauer der MoM-Prothese kontinuierlich ansteigen. Chrom ist ferner ein hoch giftiges Metall.

Bei den Kobaltwerten müssen die Werte

High Cobalt Levels:

The Mayo Clinic Medical Laboratories also reports that “cobalt is not highly toxic, but large doses will produce adverse clinical manifestations. Toxic concentrations are greater than or equal to 5.0 ng/mL.  Serum concentrations greater than 10ng/mL in a patient with cobalt-based implant suggest significant prosthesis wear.”

Interpreting The Results

Laboratories, research studies, and other reports about metal ion release often use different measurements. That makes it confusing for patients to compare and understand their own test results.  The good news is that most of these measurements are equivalent and represent the same thing: 1 ppb (parts per billion) = 1 μg/l = 1 ng/ml

Weietre Informationen: http://www.mctlawyers.com/joint-replacement/depuy-asr/cobalt-chromium-poisoning/

 

Symptoms of  Metal Poisoning

There may be NO SYMPTOMS at all. You may have cobalt toxicity or chromium toxicity from a hip implant, but not realize it because often there can be no immediate physical signs. The long term damage that these metals can do to your body is significant, so the earlier you get seek medical care, the better. Here is a list of possible symptoms :

COBALT POISONING SYMPTOMS

  • Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Kidney Failure
  • Skin Disorders
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Elevated Cancer Risks
  • Reproductive System Problems
  • DNA Mutations
  • Impaired Liver Function

CHROMIUM POISONING ISSUES

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