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Recall occurs for another metal hip replacement system

Posted on June 25th, 2012 No Comments

Another manufacturer has announced the recall of their metal hip replacement system after officials with the company stated that they were not satisfied with the result of the product. The British-based company, Smith & Nepehew, is the fourth company that has recalled a metal-on-metal hip replacement. Thiss type of hip replacement system was said to […]

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Man has second hip replacement failure, requests clinical trial by FDA

Posted on May 14th, 2012 No Comments

A resident in Whitehall is urging the Food and Drug Administration to perform a clinical trial  on hip replacement systems after he had two failures from Johnson & Johnson hip replacement systems. The man stated that this is his second surgery that has caused him pain and he was upset to find out that the […]

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DePuy hip replacement recall costs J&J $271 million

Posted on April 20th, 2012 No Comments

Expenses associated with the litigation and recall of DePuy hip replacement system has cost the health care company, Johnson & Johnson nearly $271 million in profits for the first quarter of the year. Officials with the health care company made a statement that the recall of its DePuy metal-on-metal hip replacement implant and the cost […]

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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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Defects of the DePuy ASR hip implant

Posted on October 18th, 2011 No Comments

The DePuy ASR hip implant was recalled after officials realized that the device had an unacceptably high failure rate.  These devices can fail in a number of ways. Defects associated with the DePuy ASR hip implant include hip replacement dislocation, loosened hip joints, and fractures in bones located near the hip replacement. Often, people with […]

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Women more likely to experience hip implant failure

Posted on September 29th, 2011 No Comments

According to the National Joint Registry Annual Report, women are more likely to experience hip failure with metal-on-metal hip implants. 5 years after having a hip replacement, women between the ages of 60- and 69-years old have a revision rate of 7.34 percent for metal-on-metal hip implants.  5 years after men in the same age […]

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Metal hip replacement patients more likely to need revision surgeries

Posted on September 26th, 2011 No Comments

A recent report from the National Joint Registry of England and Wales says that patients with metal hip replacements, like the DePuy ASR hip implant, are more likely to need hip replacement revision surgeries within 7 years after their initial surgery than patients with plastic hip replacements. Researchers found that about 14 percent of patients […]

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Distinguishing between arthritis and hip implant failure

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Some people experiencing joint paint in the hip may be quick to assume that the pain they are experiencing is arthritis.  However, there is a good chance that it is actually the result of hip replacement failure. While arthritis and hip implant failure have many of the same symptoms — including swelling, loss of flexibility, […]

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Total hip replacement product options

Posted on June 23rd, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists four types of approved total hip replacement products on their website.  The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons estimates that by 2030 a total of 500,000 hip replacement surgeries will be needed every year.  For this reason, it is important that potential hip surgery patients are aware […]

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Hip replacements and joint inflammation

Posted on June 14th, 2011 No Comments

One of the most common side effects related to hip replacement surgeries and defective hip replacements is joint inflammation.  If you have had a hip replacement surgery, but pain and swelling in your hip returned, you may want to check and see if you have a recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement. If you have noticed […]

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