Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-27-2022

Publication Title

BMJ Case Rep

Abstract

A man in his late 30s developed non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy due to systemic cobalt toxicity associated with accelerated bearing surface wear from metal-on-metal hip resurfacing implanted in the previous 6 years. Following revision arthroplasty, the patient regained baseline cardiac function. Cobalt-induced cardiomyopathy is a grave condition that deserves early consideration due to potentially irreversible morbidity. We present this case to increase awareness, facilitate early detection and emphasise the need for research into the diagnosis and management of at-risk patients.

Medical Subject Headings

Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Cardiomyopathies; Cobalt; Hip Prosthesis; Humans; Male; Metal-on-Metal Joint Prostheses; Metals; Prosthesis Design; Prosthesis Failure

PubMed ID

35760505

Volume

15

Issue

6

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