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I am preparing for a knee replacement. The replacement contains cobalt.
10 years ago I was diagnosed with a skin allergy to cobalt dichloride.
All information I can find refers to skin allergy.
Dose the same risk also apply to internal situations such as a knee replacement.
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If you are allergic to cobalt & your knee prosthesis does contain the cobalt then you are liable to have the postoperative metal allergy which can vary frompost operative swelling in knee,synovitis & aseptic wound discharge to generalized symptoms.

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