I have a question on allergies in a TKR. If this is suspected what do you need to be tested for cobalt, nickel what sort of resins? Is there any thing else that needs to be looked at when allergy testing?
I have had 2 TKR's one is great the other a nightmare. The symptoms point to an allergy. A blood family member is deathly allergic to nickel to the point of anaphylactic shock. They have to carry an Eppie pen for chance exposure
I have an appointment for patch testing in a couple weeks and I want to make sure we cover all bases.
Also as I read thru this thread Iwanted to add that sometimes with allergies you can be a little allergic to multiple things and not have much of a problem. But then you add something else to your body that you are mildly allergic to and you body reacts violently. Is it possible for some of the people I've read about here that treatment of other allergies may help? I don't know just thought I would add this as food for thought. I have a lot of allergies that we treat for and have wondered if the allergy to metal was hidden because of the treatments I was doing.....View Thread