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Which type of metal is used for hip replacements?
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Varies
There are multiple types now, most are an alloy which is a combination of more that one metal.
Some also have other substances in them as well such as ceramic. You can usually inquire as to the specific things that are in each individual implant if you know the name of the implant.

In brief: Varies
There are multiple types now, most are an alloy which is a combination of more that one metal.
Some also have other substances in them as well such as ceramic. You can usually inquire as to the specific things that are in each individual implant if you know the name of the implant.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Cobalt Chrome, Ti
Cobalt chrome can be used for the ball part or the parts inserted into bone.
Titanium is also used for the parts that are inserted into the bone.

In brief: Cobalt Chrome, Ti
Cobalt chrome can be used for the ball part or the parts inserted into bone.
Titanium is also used for the parts that are inserted into the bone.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Titanium
Most are titanium.

In brief: Titanium
Most are titanium.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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