Defective Hip Replacement Devices
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered all producers of “metal-on-metal” hip replacements to study the implants after thousands of patines have had the devices fail, causing tissue damage and requiring second replacements. This serious problem started with DePuy hip replacement devices, and has be expanded. Anyone with a hip replacement should check with their physician to make sure that their devices aren’t in the process of failing.
- Hip Replacements to be Evaluated for Safety
- Hip Implant Complaints Surge
- Hip Replacements Fail, Sometimes Without Symptoms
- Diagnosing Hip Replacement Injury
- VIDEO: DePuy Hip Replacement Injury
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