Biomarkers of Hip Implant Function by Ilona Swiatkowska (Doctoral Candidate, University of College London, UK)
Biomarkers of Hip Implant Function brings together established and potential new biomarkers, critically evaluating their clinical usefulness based on recent evidence. Researchers will benefit from a comprehensive view of the topic to identify underexplored areas. Orthopedic surgeons and general practitioners will use the book to monitor implant performance and facilitate management of their patients. Additionally, the work will benefit engineers and joint implant manufacturers to guide improvements in design. This book will also be of interest to regulators and policymakers by helping them update their guidelines on follow-ups for hip implant recipients. Nearly all orthopedic surgeons have implanted a cobalt-chromium hip and most general practitioners have at least one patient with cobalt-chromium implant on their books. The recent worldwide controversy surrounding metal-on-metal hips means that advice on how to manage patients with these implants is of great interest to these professionals. Hence, this book is a welcomed addition to the conversation.
About the Author: Ilona Swiatkowska is a final year doctoral candidate with 4 years of research experience. Her work has centered around the local and systemic adverse effects of cobalt, chromium and titanium in the setting of hip arthroplasty. The PhD project is supervised by Professor Alister Hart of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK, whose research into blood cobalt and chromium levels in hip replacement patients has directly influenced the current MHRA guidelines concerning follow-up of patients with metal-on-metal hips. Ilona has published a comprehensive review on titanium as a biomarker of implant wear and defined an updated laboratory reference range for blood titanium associated with well-functioning titanium-based hip implants (manuscript currently under review at the Journal of Trace Metals in Medicine and Biology).
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