March 15, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
Ball-and-socket hip replacements made of metal have been associated with significant side effects due to breakdown. In some cases, the breakdown is sudden and severe, such as when the implant fractures due to trauma. In other cases the breakdown is more gradual, with the ball and socket wearing away at each other, often resulting in small slivers of metal being introduced into the joint and bloodstream of the affected patient.
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