Publication date 07/12/2017 - 00:00 Modification date 11/20/2018 - 13:58
A hip implant is an artificial hip joint which is used to replace the natural joint. Friction between different parts of metal-to-metal hip implants releases metal ions and small metal pieces that can relocate into surrounding tissue and the bloodstream. This may induce an inflammatory reaction which then causes complications. RIVM evaluated the manufacturers’ product files in 2012.