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Self-reported nickel allergy may not impact outcomes after TKA

Brian P. Chalmers, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS spoke to Orthopedics Today about a study that examined the impact of nickel allergies on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) outcomes. 

Researchers found that patients with nickel allergies who received nickel-free implants had similar revision rates as those without nickel allergies. Led Dr. Chalmers, the study compared patients based on various factors and found no significant differences in revision rates, reoperation rates, satisfaction, or patient-reported outcomes between those with and without nickel allergies. These findings, presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, suggest that nickel allergies do not affect TKA outcomes.

Read the full article at healio.com.