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Can patients whose artificial knee is comprised of oxinium safely undergo an MRI scan or is there an alternative?
The worry about mris and metal implants has to do with magnetic metals (ferromagnetic). Total and partial knee implants are made of cobalt chrome, titanium, oxinium (oxidized zirconium), and polyethylene plastic. These are not iron containing magnetically charged implants so they are all safe in an mri.
Pacemakers and defribulators, aneurysm clips can not go in mris. ...Read more
Constant eyes discharge, night sweats, skin eruptions. Oxinium hip replacement 2 years, with blood transfusion. Is it reaction to oxinium?
Metallosis: Symptoms of metallosis may include pain at the site of the implant, pseudotumors, and a rash that often means necrosis.The damaged and inflamed tissue can also help loosen the implant. Metallosis can cause dislocation of non-cemented implants. Not aware of ocular toxicity but if you want to learn more there are several law firms engaged in litigation against the makers of these implants. ...Read more