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Research suggests new implants are no better than traditional hip replacements

Posted on November 30th, 2011 No Comments

A recent study says that new hip implants, like metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic implants, are not more effective than traditional hip implants, like metal-on-polyethylene and ceramic-on-polyethylene implants.  In fact, the study suggests that hip replacements that have been developed more recently are more harmful than traditional implants. The research was conducted by a professor and his […]

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Study says hormone therapy lowers risk of hip fracture in women

Posted on November 28th, 2011 No Comments

New research suggests that women on hormone therapy have a lower risk of suffering a hip fracture.  Conversely, women who have been on hormone therapy but stop taking it have an increased risk of hip fracture. The study was conducted by Women’s Health Initiative.  Researchers concluded that hormone therapy decreases the risk of hip, spine, […]

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Doctor studies all-metal hip implant failure rate

Posted on November 21st, 2011 No Comments

A doctor and researcher in the United Kingdom recently conducted a study into the failure rate of metal-on-metal hip implants.  The results of his study were presented at the combined British Orthopaedic Association and Irish Orthopaedic Association meeting this year. 182 hip replacement patients were examined in the study for a mean length of time […]

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Patients continue to file lawsuits over DePuy ASR hip implant

Posted on November 17th, 2011 No Comments

Recent information on litigation concerning the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant shows that patients continue to file suit over the device’s defects and failure at a high rate.  The medical device was recalled in the summer of 2010. Still, patients who received the defective hip implant are filing suit at a rate of about 20 […]

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Alabama couple files DePuy lawsuit

Posted on November 14th, 2011 No Comments

A couple from Gaylesville, Alabama recently filed a lawsuit against DePuy Orthopaedics concerning the ASR XL Acetabular System and ASR Hip Resurfacing Platform. The DePuy lawsuit was filed in Rome, Alabama in federal court.  According to the suit, the husband had a DePuy ASR hip replacement implanted in January 2007.  The couple claims that the […]

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Thousands in Australia affected by DePuy hip implants

Posted on November 9th, 2011 No Comments

Approximately 5,000 people in Australia could potentially be affected by defects in the DePuy ASR hip implant.  Thousands had the hip replacement implanted before DePuy’s recall in 2010. The hip implants were advertised to last without failure or defect for around 15 years.  However, many patients who have received these hip replacement have found that […]

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CTAF releases new metal-on-metal hip implant study

Posted on November 7th, 2011 No Comments

The California Technology Assessment Forum recently released a new study on mental-on-metal hip implants.  The new study argues that all-metal hip implants are less effective than traditional hip replacements, contrary to a previous study from the organization which supported the advantages of a metal-on-metal hip implant like the DePuy ASR hip replacement. According to the […]

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Tips for maintaining bone health

Posted on November 4th, 2011 No Comments

Bone degeneration is very common, but can be slowed and treated by following a few bone health maintenance tips. For example, consuming foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D or taking supplements of these are two of the best ways to keep bones healthy and strong.  In addition to eating healthy and nutritious […]

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‘Nightly News’ calls DePuy hip implant recall ‘Largest Medical Device Failure Ever’

Posted on November 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Last month, “NBC Nightly News,” hosted by Brian Williams, featured a report on DePuy Orthopaedics’s recall of their metal-on-metal hip replacements that was titled, “Largest Medical Device Failure Ever.” DePuy’s recall of their metal-on-metal hip replacements involved 93,000 hip implant devices which were found to cause dislocations, fractures, and pseudotumors.  The recalled hip implants were […]

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