Discovering That Thigh Size Is A Reason Why Hip Implants Fail May Lead To Better Design

There are 4 comments on the Sep 20, 2012, MediLexicon story titled Discovering That Thigh Size Is A Reason Why Hip Implants Fail May Lead To Better Design. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

University of Iowa researchers have determined that thigh size in obese people is a reason their hip implants are more likely to fail.

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Dallas, TX

#2 Oct 10, 2012
Defective medical products like those manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J). J&J has previously been reported to be facing numerous lawsuits due to their hip devices, which has been recalled due to safety issues. These faulty hip replacement systems brought more pain and immobility to patients, which resulted to an additional hip surgery. You may refer at for more information.

Lombard, IL

#4 Nov 6, 2012
I agree that size indeed should be a consideration when creating implants as they should be proportionate to the body of the patient receiving the implant. While this may be true to an extent, the material in itself that is used to make these devices are even more crucial. Read more about it here:

Flushing, NY

#5 Nov 16, 2012
Being aware of the warning signs of a defective hip implant is important for those who have had a hip replacement surgery. There are few people who have had the total hip replacement are thinking of taking an action against the manufacturer. Visit this site for more info
Kyla L

Scranton, PA

#6 Apr 25, 2013
I never knew that the size of the thigh will also impact how well these hip implants would perform and last. This will really help in preventing the increase in hip implant failure. I have read countless of stories online and at depuypinnaclelawsuit. com about the failing hip implants and how bad these people have been suffering.

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