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Alzheimer's-Like Symptoms After Hip Replacement May Be From Cobalt Poisoning

  • Metal-On-Metal implants are those in which the “ball” and “socket” of the hip joint are both made from an alloy that includes cobalt and chromium.
  • With the friction that occurs from normal wear and tear, metal particles are shed into the surrounding tissues and bloodstream.
  • An accumulation of these particles can result in harmful metallosis, (metal toxicity), or cobaltism from shed cobalt particles, which can lead to symptoms that mimic Alzheimer’s disease.