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Queen’s Birthday Monday – more time with anger management – finished off the section on Current Issues with My Hip – loads of information and it is clear that I do have a fully Cobalt Chrome total hip replacement (THR) and no wonder I am having the health issues and pain.
Reading all the literature it seem I am amongst those “elite few percent” who have had problems with metal ion poisoning of my hip tissue and femur – still don’t know if the acetabular cup area is affected – why not go for the trifecta!
Anyway, I have gone some way towards documenting my experience and putting together a lot of useful information which may aid others in a similar position.
I will continue to add to this – the sections on cobalt and chrome poisoning are sure to be fascinating – pity I am one of those involved.