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Metal on Metal Hip issues.

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Does anyone have either a total hip replacement or a resurface (as I had 10 yrs ago) that is metal on metal?

I have been having groin pain in my resurfaced left hip for about a year and I had an echo on it yesterday. They found soft tissue inflammation which they told me was indicative of chromium/cobalt particles in my hip joint.

I have been referred for a MRI to confirm this is the cause of my pain, if so I believe the only option is to remove/replace it

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Horrible to have this hanging over you especially at this time of year. I haven't had any resurfacing or replacements I'm afraid, but a friend had a replacement done 12 years after she had it resurfaced and she is very active again.

I wish you well

Thanks CW, hopefully it's sorted by summer...

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