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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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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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Civil suit filed in the U.S. District Court accussing J&J of fraud

Posted on April 25th, 2011 No Comments

A civil suit that was filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey stated that J&J knew of the problems that were associated with the hip implant but left it on the market anyway. The lawsuit wants J&J to cover any members that were affected by the defective product and also receive damages from […]

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Ten Depuy hip replacement systems filed in Los Angeles

Posted on April 8th, 2011 No Comments

Ten new hip replacement lawsuits have been filed against Depuy Orthopaedics in Los Angeles. The lawsuits allege that the metal-on-metal hip replacement systems have failed and caused pain and permanent damage from the metal in the tissue surrounding the implant. Reports have shown that the hip replacement system fails 49 percent of the time within […]

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