My orthopedic surgeon wants to do a revision on my left hip, where only the ball is replaced. It is screwed on and made of ceramic based material. I have metal on metal now with very little pain, but the cobalt ions are 16 ng/m, and chromium 14.3 ng/m. After an Aspiration of the fluid that was collected the test showed RBC 831,000 , normal <1,000. WBC 10,942 normal 0.5 com.
How the doctor explained it, it was not clear to me, what these numbers really mean. Does anyone know if they are dangerous to have in your blood, or can I wait a few years with the revision.I am 81 now and in fairly good shape. What are the options?