Researchers don’t know if hormones or exposure to metals in makeup or jewelry may play a part
WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — One reason women are more likely than men to have complications after hip or knee replacement surgery may be because they’re more sensitive to the metals in joint implants, a new study suggests.
Researchers reviewed the cases of more than 2,600 patients who were evaluated for unexplained pain after total hip and/or knee replacement. All had metal implants. None had signs of infection, inflammation or other conditions that would explain their pain.
Sixty percent of the patients