Just how safe are the materials used in hip replacement surgery and for replacing missing limbs? Doctors in Grenoble, France are questioning the safety of the materials, usually titanium and polyethylene, after examining one patient, a 61 year old m
The material started finding its way into his spleen and liver eight years after he had a total hip replacement. He suffered sudden weight loss and was complaining of fatigue when he was admitted to the hospital
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