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Hip revision due to femoral stem proximally...yikes?!Joint Replacements | Last Active: Dec 28, 2022 | Replies (3)
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I had a since-recalled type of implant that was shedding heavy metals into my body, essentially poisoning me & destroying tissue. Unfortunately, I don't know the details of how the stem was removed, but it did not involve cutting the bone.
Are you working with a surgeon who does a lot of revision surgeries? For me, I feel it was the key to success. Surgeons who do only routine replacements have a different skill set than those who try to "piece people back together" in complicated cases.