Does intraoperative cell salvage remove cobalt and chromium from reinfused blood?

L. W. Reijngoud, C. Pattyn, R. De Haan, F. De Somer, P. A. Campbell, H. S. Gill, K. A. De Smet

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Abstract

In 12 patients undergoing a revision hip arthroplasty after a failed metal-on-metal primary hip arthroplasty, the effectiveness of intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) in removing metal ions was investigated. Samples of blood collected during surgery were filtered using 2 ICS devices. The samples had the concentrations of cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) measured before and after filtration. There was an average reduction of 76.3% for Cr concentration and 78.6% for Co concentration after ICS filtering. The Co-to-Cr ratio before and after filtration was similar. At the present time, these salvage systems should be used with caution in the patient undergoing revision of metal-on-metal bearing surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1125-1129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Volume24
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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