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Average weight of metal on metal hip?

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Recovery Area' started by kheiden, Mar 16, 2008.

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  1. kheiden

    kheiden New Member

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    Does anyone out there know the average weight of the metal on metal hip prothesis? Just curious
     
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    My OS told me that they aren't even informed about this. Nothing in the literature that is packaged with the replacements. Thanks.
     
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    Josephine NURSE DIRECTOR, BONESMART Administrator

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    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.
     
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    ok, now what is that in pounds???
     
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    300gms = 10.58ozs [​IMG]

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