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Metal Allergy Test Performed Prior to Surgery

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 11:24am
National Jewish Health

Paula Spurlock was experiencing intense itching following hip replacement surgery. It turned out that she was allergic to the hip implant and the bone cement used to keep the implant in place. Now, a new test can help to prevent this type of problem for future patients who require an orthopedic implant. 

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