By Gary M. White, MD

Metallosis is the deposition of metallic debris and inflammation in the joint space from corrosion of a metallic prosthesis.


There is dyspigmentation, usually blue-black, of the skin overlying the joint space affected by metallosis.


The prosthesis usually needs to be replaced.


Metallosis caused by a corroded knee prosthesis. JAAD Case Reports January 2015 Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 36–37


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