Metal Allergy and Joint Replacement

In Bone and Joint, Immune, News, Research Articles by Justin Welton

Joint replacements, especially at the knee and hip, can fail due to a ‘metal hypersensitivity or allergy’. The growing number of joint replacement surgeries in the US has led to a growing number of failures, prompting this new review study published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Read abstract

Knowing which metal(s) a person is reactive to can be an important guiding element in choosing the materials for these joint replacement surgeries. Nickel, for instance, is a metal to which almost 17% of women are sensitive.

If you or someone you care for has had or is planning to have a metal hip or other joint replacement, consider using the LRA by ELISA/ACT tests to detect metal hypersensitivities. In addition, the Health Assessment Questionnaire can provide appropriate individualized supplement recommendations to meet the nutrient demands of the individual. Further, to enhance epigenetics, the 8 predictive biomarker tests can guide the treatment protocol to enhance repair and reduce the risk of metal allergy causing unexpected complications.

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Justin Welton
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