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06 Feb 2015

Hip Implant Rejection Symptoms

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If you have underwent hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgery and are suffering from painful side-effects, it may be more than just typical recovery symptoms after a surgery. You may actually be suffering from severe medical complications due to your body rejecting the hip implant. Metal-on-metal hip implants are very commonly used in hip replacement surgeries and are associated with many complications that may require you to have revision surgery.

Complications

It is common for the hip implant to loosen soon after surgery. This can be caused by the deterioration of the bone surrounding the implant. This can result in significant pain and instability. Normally, this complication will occur 15 or more years after the surgery, but it has since been found that metal-on-metal implants have a much high failure rate. Many times, this can result in revision surgery well before the 15 year mark.

Additionally, the hip joint can become dislocated due to the time it takes the surrounding soft tissue to heal after surgery. The chance of dislocation increase depending on the size of the metal femoral head used in the implant.

Due to the wear and tear that every day actions place on the hip implant, sensitivity and infection are symptoms of metal-on-metal hip implants. Particles from the metal implants have been known to flake off and enter the bloodstream. This occurs from the rubbing and grinding of the joint during movement. Not only does this cause severe pain, but it can lead to a serious infection known as metallosis. Symptoms of this complication are extreme pain, swelling, inflammation, gastrointestinal issues, dizziness, headaches, skin rashes, burning and tingling sensations, and numbness. All these problems can culminate, resulting in tissue death, bone deterioration, and hip implant failure.

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