Have you experienced complications after hip surgery? If you or a loved one have a metal-on-metal hip replacement, you may have cause for concern.
Metal-on-metal implants account for one-third of the 250,000+ hip replacements each year. When defective, these implants can shed particles into the body, causing serious problems like metal poisoning or metallosis.
Your first step should be to talk with your doctor about your symptoms. Then, contact the experts at Pope McGlamry to start your free case evaluation.
Metal-on-metal hip implants are prone to breakage caused by the friction of their metallic parts rubbing against each other. This design defect leads to wear which results in debris being discharged in the joint. These tiny metal particles can contaminate a patient’s bloodstream and cause tissue necrosis, a condition known as metallosis and referred to commonly as metal toxicity.
According to the FDA, side effects or symptoms of metal toxicity include: