Medpor nose implants can lead to nasty infections

Medpor Nose Implants Subject of New Study

A new study shows that Medpor nose implants have a much higher rate of infections than previously believed. In almost every case of infection found in the study, the implant be

gan poking out through the surgical wound. The study was published in the journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

By contrast, there were no complications when the surgeons grafted cartilage from the patients’ own bodies, such as nose, ear or rib cartilage.

“The infection rate was extremely high and startling,” said Dr. Andrew Winkler, a plastic surgeon at the University of Colorado in Denver, who led the study. [Continue reading…]