Joint registry report finds Metal-on-Metal hip replacements more prone to revision
According to the report, revision rates among hip devices are “by far the highest” in the two main categories of metal-on-metal (MoM) devices —resurfacing devices and those known simply as “metal-on-metal”. Devices in the revision subset carried revision rates of 11.81%, with those in the MoM subset displaying rates as high as 13.61%.
The registry found that non-MoM hip prosthesis types displayed revision rates ranging from 3.31% to 4.94%. According to the release, these figures reflect performance on the registry data at 1-year, 3-year and 5-year intervals up to December 2010.