An unacceptably high rate of implant failure has led to the recall of nearly 11,000 Profemur Varus/Valgus artificial hip parts.
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Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2006 for marketing in the U.S., the M-COR Modular hip system produced by Portland Orthopedics, Ltd. is a hip replacement device used to treat the following conditions when less invasive treatment options do not work:
The M-COR Modular hip system is comprised of a "head" that is made up of a ball-and-socket mechanism and of a "neck" that attaches the ball within the cup-like socket (which mirrors the way the hip joint functions) to the femur (thigh) bone beneath. Depending on a patient's needs, medical condition, medical history and lifestyle (specifically whether the patient is active or not), the design of the M-COR Modular hip system can vary in the following ways:
Like other hip implants, the M-COR Modular hip system is intended to treat the pain of serious hip conditions while also improving patient's mobility and overall quality of life. However, also like other hip devices, the M-COR Modular hip system does carry some risks that can require patient to need one or more revision surgeries to restore their health.
Some of the risks associated with the M-COR Modular hip system include:
Patients are encouraged to discuss their complete medical history with their doctors before undergoing implantation surgery in order to minimize their chances of sustaining severe and painful hip implant complications.
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