Frequently Asked Questions for Patients

The OrthoTin team is dedicated to helping patients find the best information to make the most informed decision about their surgical implant needs. Our FAQ page is an ideal resource for patients who want to know more about their options. Here, we provide answers to the most frequently asked questions about implants, ranging from application and uses, to the potential risks and side effects.

Can I be allergic to a metal implant?

Metallic implants are used in a wide variety of orthopedic surgical applications, including fracture repair and joint replacement surgery.  Some people are concerned about developing an allergic reaction to metallic implants. Is this possible, and can it be a cause of pain or irritation after surgery?

Answer: Hypersensitivity or allergic reactions can occur after contact with various metals. Most people are aware of skin sensitivity to metals, and whether this is related to problems with metal implanted inside the body is not well understood

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