Cement used in hip replacement linked to surgery deaths


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Cement used in hip replacement linked to surgery deaths

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CHARLIE COOPER Author Biography HEALTH REPORTER Friday 13 June 2014

In new evidence which could lead to a review of surgical procedures for hip operations, use of cement was linked to at least 41 deaths in England and Wales since 2005.

Researchers including England’s former chief medical officer Professor Liam Donaldson identified 62 cases of a rare reaction called bone cement implantation syndrome (BCIS) occurring between 2005 and 2012.

The cement is used to hold artificial joints in place. It is widely used in the UK, and while it has reported long-term benefits for the patient, is not essential for a successful operation and its use is less common in some other countries.

BCIS occurs when the cement disrupts circulation in the hip joint, causing blood pressure to drop, potentially stopping the…

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2 thoughts on “Cement used in hip replacement linked to surgery deaths

  1. Thanks for the interesting news. My wife (former ABT dancer) not long ago had both hips simultaneously replaced. Hope you are well.

    Sincerely, Michael Limoli

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