A condition where the body is adversely affected by metal ions from metal abrasion from implants.

Synonyms: 
Cobaltism
Metal synovitis
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Metallosis is a syndrome associated with metal joint implants, where friction between two metal surfaces releases metal ions (electrically charged particles) into the joint, and these trigger an inflammatory response.

The term 'metal-induced...

Particle induced aseptic loosening as well as hypersensitivity to metal ions are two factors that should be considered in knee replacements that are giving problems.

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