Scotland echoes NICE (UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence) advice on MoM (metal on metal) hips:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Health Technology Board for Scotland (HTBS) has approved National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on the use of metal on metal (MoM) hip resurfacing by NHSScotland. In June 2002, NICE recommended that MoM resurfacing be considered for people with advanced hip disease who would otherwise receive a conventional total hip replacement (THR) and are likely to live longer than the device is likely to last (see Clinica No 1013, p 5). Scotland performed 3,304 THRs in 2001. Around 320 people annually are likely to be eligible for MoM resurfaced hips in Scotland, said HTBS medical director Dr Harpreet Kohli. Around 4,500 patients annually are expected to be eligible in England and Wales.