(FOX NEWS) – After several recalls regulators are saying that metal-on-metal hip implants can cause soft-tissue damage and pain. The USDA says the implants can shed metal where the components connect. This can happen when the socket is in use when walking and running. This can lead to more surgery to replace the entire hip implant.
The implants were developed to be more durable than traditional implants. But, the metal on metal implants are causing safety issues and user discomforts. Traditional implants combine a ceramic or metal ball with a plastic socket.
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