Metallosis (also known as “metal poisoning”) occurs when the parts of a metal-on-metal hip replacement grind together and shed tiny particles of toxic metal chromium or cobalt into the body. In severe cases, metallosis poisoning can cause blindness, deafness, heart damage, heart failure, permanent disability or death. The symptoms can start mildly and then become irreversible.
The UK Medicines and Safety Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is advising every person fitted with these devices be checked. (June 29th 2017)
This recommendation means that patients who have had metal- on- metal hip replacements, consult their GP and be investigated for evidence of failure of their hip replacement and possible toxicity. This can be done by a simple blood test and x-ray imaging.
It is advised, that even if you have no symptoms, to be checked by your doctor
How can we help?
The Specter Partnership is currently accepting Metallosis induced injury cases where there is evidence of toxicity and hip replacement failure. If you or a loved one has been injured by Hip Replacement Metallosis, you should contact our expert team immediately for a free case consultation.
Please use the form on our website to contact us or call The Specter Partnership at:
0800 019 3460