Clin Surg | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Use of Hip Resurfacing after Renal Transplantation: A Case Report

Dragos Schiopu1*, Yasser Farid1, Pieter F Reynders1 and Tamás S Illes1-3

1Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Brugmann University Hospital, Belgium
2Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital and Institute of Clinical Research, Denmark
3Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, National Medical Academy, France

*Correspondance to: Dragos Schiopu 

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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


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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