Patients who have received metal-on-metal hip replacement systems should be aware of potential problems caused by the implants even if they have not experienced any symptoms, such as pain. The devices have come under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because or reports of joint space inflammation and blood poisoning caused by bits of metal that flake off the device when its metal parts rub together. The inflammation is being blamed on the accelerated failure of the devices, causing them to loosen, dislocate or fracture. The blood poisoning has been linked to various symptoms such as fatigue and ... Read More
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