Engineering a better hip implant

Engineering a better hip implant

There are 6 comments on the EurekAlert! story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Engineering a better hip implant. In it, EurekAlert! 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

#1 Sep 28, 2012
This is good since there are many people which came forward to try to get DePuy to compensate them for losses these affected patients have gone through.

Idaho Falls, ID

#2 Oct 5, 2012
I think this is good news to all people whose lives are changed since they were implanted with DePuy’s hip replacement devices. And one thing though, I hope that DePuy will find a better way on how to improve their products’ safety so that patients may no longer be harmed in the future. For more information, you may refer at .
Loren L

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Jan 11, 2013
That’s a good news! Patients need a better hip implant. There are several cases wherein patients experience so much pain after a hip replacement surgery. Other instances require a revision or second surgery. One reason is a defective hip device. In 2010, Johnson&Johnson issued a worldwide recall of two hip replacement devices (manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics) because of hip replacement problems. See for more information.

Dallas, TX

#4 Jan 30, 2013
This really something to be worried about if doctors have no idea of the cause. It they insist that mechanical parts are okay, then it may be possible that these implants have caused some materials to get into the body. If this is so, then this may be considered a defect in the product. Learn more about this by going through .

Kansas City, MO

#5 Feb 8, 2013
In this case, enhanced hip implant devices are most welcome. Many patients are seeking comfort from osteoarthritis pain through surgical operations. Although, it is better to weigh the risks and benefits before going through an operation as complications are inevitable. Read more here
Cindy L

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jun 23, 2013
No doubt it is important to study and improve the quality of these products. Some people who have had hip implants had experienced their hip implants failing after a year or more of using it. I actually never considered what is in the news until I finally browsed at and read some posts which spurred my attention on the matter.

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