Metallosis is a condition where the body is adversely affected by metal ions from metal abrasion of implants.

Synonyms: 
Cobaltism
Metal synovitis
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A knee surgeon discusses why metal allergy can be important when considering knee replacement.

An overview of how knee replacement may leave metal debris in the joint.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Metallosis: A diagnosis not only in patients with metal-on-metal prostheses. Oliveira CA, Candelária IS, Oliveira PB, Figueiredo A and Caseiro-Alvesa F. Eur J Radiol Open. 2015; 2: 3–6.


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