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I had a Zimmer versys double total hip replacement in 2009.

I have been having many...
I had a Zimmer versys double total hip replacement in 2009. I have been having many symptoms of metallosis now that I know what that is....I've been trying to figure out what is wrong with me for quiet some time and just realized that I had this type of implant and its known to cause metal toxicity....how can I find out if my implant is one that causes this disorder?
I have have documented elevated CrP tests, documented unexplained hearing loss, short term memory loss, malaise, fatigue, diarrhea, stiffness, pain, burning in my joints and muscles...
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I would get blood tests for chromium and cobalt

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
but can you tell me if all Zimmer versys systems are metal on metal or are some different. Do they still use them?

i'm not 100% sure but I believe that some are not metal on metal

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your surgeon can tell you what one you have then you can google it

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
It just says Zimmer Versys
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have requested the medical records from the hospital to get the actual product and lot numbers

I believe those are all metal on metal

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do you know if they are still being used?

Yes, they are

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do you think I could have this metallosis?

you might

I have a patient that has it

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
If I do what is the treatment?

replacement of the prosthesis

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
F#€K! I'm only 35 I can't do this shit again....������
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you

welcome :)

good luck

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