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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

Metal Hip Implants Threaten Health of Millions, Researchers Say

Toxic minute particles of chromium and cobalt from metal-on-metal hip implants are seeping into the bloodstreams of millions of people around the world, CBS news reports. Hip implants that have metal parts that rub against each other may be shedding … Read more

DePuy’s ASR Hip Implants Marketed Overseas, Despite U.S. Recall

Although DePuy recalled its ASR™-model hip implants in the U.S. in August 2010, the company continues to market and sell them overseas. DePuy is an embattled subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the healthcare products giant. There are now nearly 5,000 … Read more

FDA to Keep Quick Review Process for Medical Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it should not scrap its current quick-review process for moderate-risk medical devices, including hip implants. The statement was in response to an Institute of Medicine review panel recommendation. The FDA’s current review … Read more

DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Lawsuits Pile Up

The number of DePuy ASR™ hip replacement lawsuits filed in state and federal courts in the U.S. has reached 1,000 and is expected to climb. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Wells Fargo analyst estimated that Johnson & Johnson … Read more