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FDA Clears Device which may Reduce Hip Implant Problems

Last week, Intellijoint Surgical Inc. announced that the FDA has approved its product, Intellijoint Hip™, for use in the United States. Intellijoint Hip™ is the company’s flagship product, which helps surgeons to better fit and implant artificial hip joints. The … Read more

British Researcher Creates Device to Monitor Hip Implants

A researcher specializing in mechanical engineering at University of Canterbury is developing a device that will allow doctors to listen to hip and joint replacements to determine if they are performing properly. As noted by Health Canal and a press … Read more

Study: Hip Surgery Cement may cause Cardiac Arrest, Death

A recent study published by researchers at Imperial College London reports that at least 62 patients have died or suffered serious injury as a result of cement used during hip replacement surgery. The study relies on data from the National … Read more

Study Supports Claims of Metal-on-Metal Hip Injuries

A recent study has presented evidence in support of claims that metal toxicity may lead to an early failure rate for metal-on-metal hip recipients. The study, published in March 2014 in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, compared levels … Read more

Consumer Reports says Hip Implants Should Have Warranty

Consumer Reports Safe Project says hip and knee replacement products should come with a warranty so consumers know how long their artificial hip or knee should last and what they should do if it fails prematurely. “The benefits of hip … Read more

Patient Awarded $8.3 M in First of Thousands of DePuy Hip Implant Suits

In what was the first of thousands of DePuy hip implant lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, a former prison guard was awarded $8.3 million on Friday for injuries he claims were caused by a defective hip implant, reports ABC News. … Read more

British Study Opposes Hip Resurfacing for Women

Hip resurfacing, an alternative to total hip replacement, should not be done in women concluded researchers conducting a major British study. The scientists interpreted data from the National Joint Registry for England and Wales on primary total hip replacements done … Read more

UK Metal-on-Metal Hip Patients Need Annual Check Up

Patients in the United Kingdom who have certain types of metal-on-metal hip (MoM) implants should have annual checkups for as long as they have their implants, according to the agency that regulates medical devices in Britain. A MoM hip implant … Read more

Stryker Recalls Hip Implants Due to Risk of Corrosion

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the public July 6 that Stryker Orthopaedics recalled its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems due to possible risks for corrosion and fretting at the modular neck junction. The risk for corrosion … Read more

FDA Holds 2-Day Session to Discuss Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

According to experts, metal-on-metal hip implants may cause serious injuries that require patients to undergo a second surgery, known as revision surgery. Small metal fragments can shed off the implants as the parts rub against each other, causing inflammation and … Read more