I had an original hip replacement 10 years ago. The stryker device squeaked terribly. I had revision and made it a plastic cub and metal ball, three years ago. All was well for 2 years, even exercising again and controlling weight. Over past 6-8 months, I have had gradual pain increasing and spreading down my leg, with groin pain and hypersensitivity of the hip area (can't sleep on that side anymore). Surgeon Xray shows arthritis in back, so he wrote it off initially to that, but did a chromium/cobalt blood test to double check. My levels are elevated, but he says borderline. Pain continues to grow, I am having outbreaks of rashes, especially if I break my skin. An almost immediate rash that is VERY low to heal occurs with high itching levels. I will have a MARS MRI soon, but seems obvious that Metalosis is the issue. Would appreciate feedback and information about how to treat this and what are options to correct the cause.
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