When hip replacements fail it is usually the result of the femoral head or bearing surface giving of metal ions or debris. This hip replacement failure can lead to a condition called metalosis or metal poisoning. Metalosis is known to persist as long as the source of the metal ions is present, as such your surgeon may recommend hip replacement surgery. Be sure to preserve the old hardware from your previous hip replacement as evidence. Please call us if you or a loved one has been injured due to an artificial hip at: 720-606-6887.