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Metal ion levels in large-diameter total hip and resurfacing hip arthroplasty-Preliminary results of a prospective five year study after two years of follow-up

  • W Maurer-Ertl1,
  • J Friesenbichler1Email author,
  • P Sadoghi1,
  • M Pechmann1,
  • M Trennheuser1 and
  • A Leithner1
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201213:56

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2474-13-56

Received: 3 August 2011

Accepted: 27 March 2012

Published: 11 April 2012

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Original Submission
3 Aug 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
14 Aug 2011 Author responded Author comments - Joerg Friesenbichler
Resubmission - Version 3
14 Aug 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
17 Dec 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jendrik Hardes
10 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paul Zalzal
26 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Joerg Friesenbichler
Resubmission - Version 4
26 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
27 Mar 2012 Editorially accepted
11 Apr 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-13-56

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Graz