How Metal Implants Could Mess Up Your Skin

FRIDAY, March 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients worry that receiving a metal implant might set off their metal allergy, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

"Cases in which patients are inquiring about a metal allergy as it relates to their metal implants -- including joint replacements, rods, pins, screws, plates, certain neurologic and cardiac devices such as pacemakers, and dental devices -- are becoming more prevalent as medical implants become more common,” said Dr. Golara Honari, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford School of Medicine.

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