Smith & Nephew pulls metal-on-metal hip component

Smith & Nephew is withdrawing the optional metal liner, or cup, component of its R3 Acetabular System all-metal artificial hip systems, following a higher than normal level of patient problems with the device. The decision follows an analysis of clinical results showing that 1.6 percent of patients with the system needed revision surgery each year.

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