|Did you know that Metallic poisoning – also known as metallosis – is among the most damaging side effects of a defective metal-on-metal hip implant? The heavy metals chromium and cobalt have been found to enter the circulatory system of a patient through the lower portion of the hip. It also acts as a gateway for toxic debris to enter the bloodstream. |
DePuy™ hip implant devices are now being recalled nationwide after physicians linked metallic particles released from the device to vision loss, muscle damage, hip pain, hearing loss, and extensive soft tissue damage. Hip replacement recall victims are encouraged to immediately schedule a doctor’s appointment. Comprehensive diagnostic tests should determine the extent of any hip implant failure and identify the presence of toxic metals in the bloodstream.