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Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by kheiden, Mar 16, 2008.
Does anyone out there know the average weight of the metal on metal hip prothesis? Just curious
My OS told me that they aren't even informed about this. Nothing in the literature that is packaged with the replacements. Thanks.
Well, you can always depend upon this forum to find out all sorts of tidbits of information like this!! I just dug out some old prostheses and weighed them and found that, metal on metal or metal on plastic, they all weigh in at around 250-300gms. The two I weighed were stainless steel and cobalt chrome. Titanium is a very much lighter material but I don't have a specimen in that so can't exactly say what it would weigh.
ok, now what is that in pounds???
300gms = 10.58ozs
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