Metal on Metal Hips

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When Is Hip Replacement Surgery Recommended?
Hip replacement surgery is a common procedure. More than 285,000 such procedures are performed each year in America.1 If a person has suffered from arthritic hip conditions, hip fractures, joint deterioration2 or other conditions (and medication, changes in life activities and walking supports no longer ... Read more

Who Should Not Get Metal on Metal Hips?
Metal-on-metal hip failure is more likely for some patients than others. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), doctors should avoid using metal-on-metal hip implants entirely with some patients. With other patients, they should be cautious and monitor the progress of these patients ... Read more

Metal on Metal Hip Implant Manufacturers
Metal-on-metal hip implant manufacturers produce metal hip joints for surgeons. Some of these products have become controversial because of their safety risks. Manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip joints According to the New York Times and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the following manufacturers ... Read more

Metal on Metal Hip FAQ
You rely on your hips to ensure mobility across a range of everyday tasks. Over time, it is possible for you to damage one or both of your hips. Damage to your hip may require corrective hip surgery. Hip replacement surgery is a relatively common procedure in the United States. If you or a loved one ... Read more

Metal on Metal Hip Implants: Benefits and Risks
Doctors recommend hip joint replacement — also known as arthroplasty — when these joints deteriorate to the point where physical therapy, exercise and medications are no longer adequate. One of the options for hip joint replacement is to use a metal-on-metal ball and socket. Two types of ... Read more

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