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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Thomas, P; Schuh, A; Ring, J; Thomsen, M 
Title:
[Orthopedic surgical implants and allergies: joint statement by the implant allergy working group (AK 20) of the DGOOC (German association of orthopedics and orthopedic surgery), DKG (German contact dermatitis research group) and dgaki (German society for 
Abstract:
Materials used in osteosynthesis or artificial joint replacement are usually well tolerated. Complaints after such operations are mostly related to infection or mechanical problems but may also be caused by allergic reactions. The latter encompass skin changes, e.g., eczema, delayed wound/bone healing, recurrent effusion, pain, or implant loosening. In contrast to the high incidence of cutaneous metal contact allergy, allergies associated with implants are a rare condition. However, epidemiologi...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Orthopade 
Year:
2008 
Journal volume:
37 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
75-88 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
0085-4530 
TUM Institution:
r Dermatologie und Allergologie