The Mass General Center for Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement is committed to improving the treatment and care of patients with metal-on-metal implant devices. The Center’s surgeon-scientists engage in translational research, transforming their laboratory discoveries into clinical practice. The Center is sharply focused on fulfilling the research needs of the patients with MoM hip implants.
The Mass General Center for Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacement strives to expand its foundation of knowledge and the technical tools with which rapid advances can be made in understanding the mechanisms of MoM THR device failures.
Additional current research studies at the Center include:
- In vivo MoM edge-loading detection to quantify edge loading during functional activities and identify at-risk patients;
- MRI evaluation of peri-prosthetic metal wear-particle load in MoM patients and the role of implant position;
- Correlation of metal ion levels with
- Edge loading with reoperation
- Edge loading without reoperation
- MoM THR implant retrieval analysis
- Robotic-assisted surgery in improving implant orientation