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A presentation at a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) meeting about metal-on-metal hip implants covered the life-threatening corrosion that occurs in patients’ bodies when metal components wear down. As soon as the surface of the metal is “stressed, abraded, worn or fretted,” corrosion is rapid and unstoppable. The ions released as a result can cause complications such as tissue necrosis, osteolysis and metal poisoning.

To learn more about Dr. Gilbert’s informative presentation, read the full article at FDA-Reports.com.