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

Questions to Ask Before Getting a Metal on Metal Hip
If you are considering having a metal-on-metal hip prosthesis surgically installed, it’s important for you to understand your options completely before undergoing surgery. You should also learn the precautions about total hip replacement, be aware of the possibility of infections and other unwanted ... READ MORE

Symptoms of Defective Metal on Metal Hips
For those patients who have trouble walking or experience major hip problems, total hip replacement or hip resurfacing surgeries are a treatment of last resort. However, since 1960, plastic, ceramic and metal implant technology have revolutionized hip replacement procedures. Over the past several years, ... READ MORE

The True Costs of Defective Metal on Metal Hips
With news about the risks of metal-on-metal hip replacement and resurfacing implants1 and the complications experienced by metal-on-metal hip implant patients,2 another question looms: How much does a defective metal-on-metal implant ultimately cost? Base costs of hip replacement surgeries When a person ... READ MORE

Was My Hip Implant Recalled?
In January 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the federal agency with the mission of protecting consumers from dangerous medical devices, as well as other products, issued an updated Safety Communication1 about metal-on-metal implants used in hip replacement surgery. Since the first hip replacement ... READ MORE

About Metal on Metal Hips and Hip Implant Recalls
Hip replacement surgery, first performed in 1960, has long been considered an important advance in modern medicine.1 People suffering from joint pain, loss of mobility, and degenerative disease have been given hope for an improved quality of life. However, these surgeries sometimes cause serious complications. ... READ MORE

 

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