The publication studied around 41,000 people with the implants, and found no link in the seven years following surgery, but that follow up checks further down the line would be needed to know for sure.
Research was conducted by scientists at universities in Bristol and Exeter, and they failed to find any evidence of increased risk of any kind of cancer in the patients.
They added, "as some cancers have a long latency period it is important that we study the longer-term outcomes and continue to investigate the effects of exposure to orthopaedic metals".
Links with other issues, such as neurological issues and muscle damage due to tiny metal ions breaking off the implants and getting into the blood stream were not looked into.
As a result of the above, medical regulators have called for regular checks due to the high failure rate.
The Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has released guidance on this particular sort of joint replacement, saying that those fitted with them would not regular blood tests and MRI scans.
However, medical journal The Lancet has called for them to be banned outright.