New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery – National Jewish Health

 

NEW BLOOD TEST FINDS ALLERGIES BEFORE IMPLANT SURGERY

A growing number of patients learn of allergies to new hips & knees only after surgery is done

DENVER, CO – May 15, 2013 Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. “I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body,” she said. “I couldn’t take it. Every single thing in me itched.”

After many months and several trips to specialists, Spurlock was told it could be anything from food allergies to her medication. But no matter what she changed, the symptoms persisted and Spurlock resigned herself to a life of misery.  “I just kind of thought that’s what life was going to be like,” she said

New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery – National Jewish Health

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