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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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Faulty implant replacements can cause health issues

Posted on March 29th, 2012 No Comments

Faulty hip replacements and other devices can carry serious risk and a report done on medical device surgeries showed that nearly 2,800 people died of faulty replacement surgeries in 2006. A doctor at the Cleveland Clinic co-authored the study over faulty medical devices and stated that many think that when they undergo a surgery to […]

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New hip replacement surgery could speed up recovery

Posted on December 14th, 2011 No Comments

A hospital in Minnesota believes they have found a new way to perform hip replacement surgery that speeds up recovery time for hip implant patients. Surgeons at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, Minnesota are using what is called anterior hip replacement.  This type of hip replacement surgery involves accessing the hip joint through the front […]

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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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3-year delay between signs of defects and recall in Australia

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 No Comments

According to members of the Australian Senate, a 3-year delay occurred between the time the nation’s Therapeutic Goods Administration noticed the defects of DePuy’s ASR hip implants and the time Johnson & Johnson issued a recall of their product in Australia. Australian and British officials were the first to notice that DePuy’s metal-on-metal hip implant […]

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Explaining hip replacement revisions

Posted on August 30th, 2011 No Comments

A hip replacement revision is a surgery that is done when an individual has a defective or old hip replacement and needs to have it replaced with a new hip implant.  The difference between an old and a defective hip implant has to do with how long the replacement has worked properly. Successful hip implants […]

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Johnson & Johnson hires outside firm to handle ASR recall, complaints

Posted on August 25th, 2011 No Comments

Johnson & Johnson, owner of DePuy Orthopaedics, recently announced that they have hired an outside firm, Broadspire Services, to manage complaints regarding their recalled ASR hip replacement. Broadspire Services will review consumer complaints about the recalled hip implant — a practice that is usually done by the company that issued the recall.  As a result, […]

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FDA approves ceramic-on-metal hip replacement

Posted on June 16th, 2011 No Comments

This week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration gave approval of the first ceramic-on-metal hip replacement.  The device was made by Johnson and Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics. This hip replacement is the first product that features a metal socket and ceramic ball.  The hip replacement gives patients with osteoarthritis and in need of a hip replacement […]

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FDA urges hip replacement manufacturers to reconsider metal-on-metal

Posted on May 23rd, 2011 No Comments

This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a request to around 20 “metal-on-metal” hip replacement manufacturers to reexamine the results of hip replacement surgeries involving their products.  The federal agency decided to issue the request after receiving several complaints from hip replacement patients about the all-metal replacements and the voluntary recall by DePuy Orthopaedics […]

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DePuy agrees that hip recall lawsuits should be consolidated

Posted on May 20th, 2011 No Comments

A motion was filed recently in order to consolidate all federal lawsuits over the DePuy hip replacement defects and now DePuy Orthopaedics and Johnson & Johnson have agreed that the suit should be transferred to one judge. In March, the first DePuy hip recall lawsuit was filed and a motion was set to consolidate them. […]

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