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Letter to the Editor

Is There a Cardiotoxicity Associated With Metallic Head Hip Prostheses? A Cohort Study in the French National Health Insurance Databases

Matharu, Gulraj S. BSc (Hons), MRCS, MRes, DPhil; Whitehouse, Michael R. PhD, MSc, BSc, FRCS(Tr&Orth), PGCert, FHEA

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research®: December 2018 - Volume 476 - Issue 12 - p 2459–2461
doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000524
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G. S. Matharu, Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

M. R. Whitehouse, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, & National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

G. S. Matharu BSc (Hons), MRCS, MRes, DPhil, Clinical Lecturer in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Translational Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS10 5NB, UK, Email: gulraj.matharu@bristol.ac.uk

(RE: Lassalle M, Colas S, Rudnichi A, Zureik M, Dray-Spira R. Is There a Cardiotoxicity Associated With Metallic Head Hip Prostheses? A Cohort Study in the French National Health Insurance Databases. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018;476: 1441-1451.)

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This letter to the editor was supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research or the Department of Health and Social Care.

The opinions expressed are those of the writers, and do not reflect the opinion or policy of CORR® or The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

Received July 30, 2018

Accepted September 19, 2018

© 2018 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins LWW
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