Posts Tagged 'problems with hip replacement'

Smith & Nephew recalls hip replacement component due to side effects concerns

In June 2012, Smith & Nephew issued a worldwide recall of the metal cup component of its R3 Acetabular System hip replacements. In a press release announcing the recall, Smith & Nephew stated that patients who received an R3 hip implant had reported higher rate of problems with the device than with other hip replacements.

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Smith & Nephew recalls metal-on-metal hip replacement component

British medical device company Smith & Nephew has recalled the cup component of its R3 Acetabular System, a type of metal-on-metal hip replacement. The recall comes after the company received a higher than normal number of complaints from patients who received the device.

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The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips

The most widespread medical implant failure in decades — involving thousands of all-metal artificial hips that need to be replaced prematurely — has entered the money phase. Medical and legal experts estimate the hip failures may cost taxpayers, insurers, employers and others billions of dollars in coming years, contributing to the soaring cost of health care. One troubled all-metal model, implanted in 40,000 patients in the United States, was recalled last year by the DePuy division of Johnson & Johnson. As of October, some 3,500 patients had filed a lawsuit involving that device.

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