FDA's experts said Thursday that patients complaining of pain and other symptoms should get regular X-rays and blood testing for metal levels. However, panelists pointed out the problems with the accuracy of blood tests and the difficulties of interpreting the results. There are no standard diagnostic kits for sale that test for chromium and other metalsFor patients who are not experiencing pain, panelists said annual X-rays would be sufficient to monitor their implants.
FDA Panel Wants Closer Monitoring Of Metal Hips
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