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Fri, Jan 10 6:11am · Hip revision due to metal on metal ions. in Joint Replacements

I also suffer from METAL ON METAL hip implants. May I ask what your Cobalt numbers are. Mine are 8 parts per Billion. My doctor told me not to worry unless it gets to 80-100 parts per Billion. Mayo Clinic Suggest that there is a problem with the device if your cobalt levels are 5 parts per billion or grater .
I also have systemic issues: cloudy headedness & depression; a pet scan showed metal ions in my brain, I struggle with Balancing , I have developed hypo thyroid, and of course I have a lot of pain and swelling at the surgical site.
God bless you & hang in there,
Jon paul

Dec 11, 2018 · Total hip replacement - What to expect for recovery in Joint Replacements

You will get out of it whatever you put in. I have seen great outcomes & poor outcomes & the paitents committment to PT SEEMS TO BE THE KEY

Nov 27, 2018 · Hip revision pain in Joint Replacements

Have you tested your blood for Cobalt & Chromium toxisity ?

Nov 25, 2018 · Muscle spasms years after hip replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

If you have had any medical implant device in the past 20 years, hips, knees, sholders, that implant is most likely made inpart of one of two toxic metals: Cobalt or chromium. You may not even know it because doctors & The FDA are not requiered to tell you even if that implant has been recalled.
For the love of God, go and get ed blood or urine cobalt cast, do it at your regular doctor not your orthopedic surgeon 0.3- to 1.0 parts per billion is natural – 5 PPB is considered toxic, & strongly suggests having problemd with your implant. If you have 5.0 or higher cobalt levels ask for A Raidiactic sugar contrast PET scan of your brain.
Good news is if you take out the cobalt & replace it with a non toxic implant the cognitive symptoms improve as the cobalt shaveings & cobalt ions process out of your body

Nov 25, 2018 · Financial strain of having multiple autoimmune diseases in Autoimmune Diseases

I have Autoanune problems & come to find out my 2 titanium hip had cobalt in them & high cobalt levels , 5.0 PPB Can cause autoamune as well as other systemic problems. I recoment a blood cobalt level test

Nov 25, 2018 · Muscle spasms years after hip replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Tremmors, spasems are one of the many symptoms of Cobalt poisoning. Have your blood tested . If your levels are 0.3 to 1.0 you are probably ok, however if your Cobalt or Chromium level is over 5.0 this could cause real health problems, & more than just tremmors, it can cause : Brain slowing & cognitive problems, fatigue, Thyroid problems, heart problems. Please get your cobalt & chromium level tested. I would recomend doing it at an independent lab or clinic & not at the office of your orthopidic surgen

Nov 6, 2018 · Has anyone had sharp thigh pain after hip replacement in Joint Replacements

I had Smith & Nephew metal on Metal hips done, both of them. The right side is a full hip & the left is a Burmingham resurfaceing. The full hip has been good to me but the Burmingham has been nothing but trouble. Squeeking, hurting, for years. My doctor will not hear about my poor outcome; he says its not my hip. Next thing I find out my blood Cobalt level is 8.1, I can’t think, I have hypothyroid, Im depressed, i have autoamune problems, I have cardiomyopothy . My doctor won’t even document my simptoms. What can I do ? My doctor won’t recognise an 8.1 cobalt level as a problem. My surgical sight is vey swolen & painful !!! What can I do?