Ban Urged For Metal Hip Implants

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Mitch TRH Metal Hip Implants Risky   Metal hips implants by Mitch TRH under scrutiny by UK regulators since researchers have pointed out  devices’s risk of exposing patients to toxic materials and device’s high failure rates. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet June 27 to investigate safety concerns about devices made by manufacturers including [...]

Johnson & Johnson Email Suggests That FDA Did Not Approve Artificial Hip

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  In an article on the front of its business section, the New York Times (2/22, B1, Meier, Subscription Publication) reports that, in contrast to Johnson & Johnson’s statements prior to its recall of an all-metal artificial hip that “it was safe and maintained that its internal studies refuted complaints by surgeons and regulators abroad that the [...]

The Dangers of All-Metal Hip Implants: Cyndi’s Story

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More than ten years after researchers began to warn that metal-on-metal hip implants could shed tiny pieces of metallic debris into the bloodstream, the devices have become the subject of one of the country’s largest medical device failures, fueling a public health problem that continues to plague both doctors and patients. An interesting article published [...]

Complaints Against All-Metal Hip Implants on the Rise

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Following a review of federal data, the New York Times discovered that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 5,000 reports about metal-on-metal hip implants since January of this year, a number that exceeds what the agency previously received regarding these devices from the past for years combined. The recent surge in [...]

Tracking Implant Failures

Two registries are being implemented in the United States to track the success and failure rates of hip and knee replacements. One is organized by the orthopedic industry and the other funded by the federal government. Similar databases are already in place in Australia and Sweden and will serve as models for the American project. [...]