Answer A) Metallosis
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that can occur as a side effect of joint replacement devices with metal components, such as metal-on-metal hip replacements or other metal implants.
These devices are made from a blend of several metals, including chromium, cobalt, nickel, titanium, and molybdenum.
When the metal parts rub against each other, they release microscopic metal particles into the blood and surrounding tissues.
Metallosis develops as these metal ions build up in the bone, muscle and other tissue around the implant. This can result in death of bone or other tissue.