@pcjohnson – from Tinkerbell – She originally had her hips done at Mayo. The first done was a planned surgery and the second was done after a fall. It took awhile for them to find out she had cobalt poisoning. She was sick and they could not figure out what was causing her problems. The surgeries were all done at Mayo. Unfortunately, the second surgery was done before they knew she had cobalt poisoning. She was told titanium poisoning is rare. If she had titanium poisoning, they would have had to remove the rod that goes down into the thigh. The had to remove the ball joint only. Still a bad surgery to have two times. We live in Orlando so we only 2 1/2 hours each way.