Analysis of Synovial Fluid for Metal Ions


About this study

This research study is being done to find out if there is any correlation between metal ion levels (cobalt and chromium) in the fluid around your hip, and those that are found in your blood. One factor that may cause failure of a total hip arthroplasty is an elevated level of these ions around the hip.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:       

Patients undergoing a revision total hip arthroplasty for any reason.

Exclusion Criteria:      


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

David Lewallen, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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