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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Emergency Surgery
  •  Endocrine Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Gastroenterological Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2018;3(1):2257.Research Article | Open Access

Use of Hip Resurfacing after Renal Transplantation: A Case Report

Dragos Schiopu, Yasser Farid, Pieter F Reynders and Tamás S Illes

Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Brugmann University Hospital, Belgium
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Research, Denmark
Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, National Medical Academy, France

*Correspondance to: Dragos Schiopu 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.2257


The prevalence of Cobalt-Chromium (Co-Cr) intoxication has increased in recent years due to the extensive use of metal hip implants. Here, we report the case of a 19-year-old woman who required kidney transplantation twice. She developed kidney failure on the graft kidney, most likely due to elevated blood levels of Co-Cr and local metal lose with pseudo tumor after resurfacing of the hips with Co-Cr alloy prosthesis. After revisions of joint replacements with ceramic-on-ceramic prostheses, blood levels of Co-Cr normalized and the local symptoms disappeared. Based on the observation of this patient, we recommend avoiding resurfacing in patients who have received organ transplants.


Hip resurfacing; Metal ions level; Organ transplant

Cite the article

Schiopu D, Farid Y, Reynders PF, Illes TS. Use of Hip Resurfacing after Renal Transplantation: A Case Report. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 2257.

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