“There is no evidence that metal-on-metal hip replacements increase the risk of cancer,” the BBC reported today.
The story was based on a study that found that patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements did not have a higher risk than the general population of developing cancer up to seven years after surgery, or than patients with hip replacements made of other materials.
It has been apparent in the hard research that has been carried out that there is no link that would cause the patients to have cancer years later after their operation.
The study was carried out by University of Bristol, University of Exeter and Wrightington Hospital, Wigan.
It was funded by the National Joint Registry for England and Wales.