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High-Failure Hip Replacements Sold Overseas

On August 24, 2010, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, sent a letter to doctors announcing a recall of two of their hip replacement systems, the ASR XL Acetabular System, and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. Why? Because they have a higher-than-usual failure rates, causing people to have to have second surgeries to …

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Toyota, Lexus, Cadillac Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that two large car manufacturers have recalled vehicles: Toyota, Lexus This recall affects more than 420,000 vehicles. Toyota is recalling several different models because the amount of adhesive applied between the outer ring and inner ring in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate.The outer ring could become …

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Hip Replacements Fail, Sometimes Without Symptoms

Last year, DePuy Orthopaedics, a division of Johnson & Johnson, recalled two of their hip replacement systems due to a higher-than-usual failure rate, causing patients to have to have second surgeries to replace the replacement. Then, in May 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered all producers of “metal-on-metal” hip replacements to study …

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Failure of Surgical Mesh a Serious Worry for Women

Surgical mesh is a common medical product used to repair conditions in which body organs need extra support. For example, one of the most common uses has been to repair hernias. In women, surgical mesh is also used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), conditions that occur when the muscles …

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