Hip replacement inquiry needed - Labour

Apr 15, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Stuff.co.nz

The Government needs to change its mind and allow a proper inquiry after the second international recall of a metal-on-metal hip replacement, Labour health spokesperson Maryan Street says.

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Jasmine

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May 14, 2012
 
Related health input, defective hip devices may cause health complications. Serious hip injuries, dislocations, or fractures can lead to Avascular Necrosis, medical specialists say. It is a condition wherein blood supply to the ball (the ball-shaped piece of bone that fits into the socket of the hip) portion of the thighbone is cut off and the bone begins to break down. As a result, the surrounding cartilage also begins to collapse, producing acute pain and other symptoms. If you feel that there is something wrong with your hip device, immediately consult your doctor. For a more detailed explanation, visit http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com .
Erika

Annapolis, MD

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Jul 6, 2012
 
An individual who received the metal-on-metal hip implant who is suffering serious complications due to the implant’s failure requiring corrective surgery. Symptoms usually occur were swelling, difficulty walking, inflammation, implant loosening, bone fractures, metal poisoning, e.g. Read more here http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/
Menard

Dublin, OH

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Jul 17, 2012
 
There have already been hip replacement devices that have been recalled, and these are mostly due to complications that needed revisions. The FDA surely needs to review these problems and find ways to address all of them the soonest. With many of the metallic hip implants still available in the medical market, the rate of hip replacement victims continue to rise. See some information about hip replacement at http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/
Darlene Newcomb

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Aug 3, 2012
 
Patients who have undergone metal-on-metal hip replacement surgery is thrice more risky compared to other hip replacement devices. A number of patients are reported to have been suffering more serious complications. One of this is the metallosis, where metal particles that are chipped off into the bloodstream when the two metal surfaces rub each other. This can cause kidney and liver problems and also cause inflammation, immobility and metal poisoning. You can also refer to http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com
Kirkland

Lombard, IL

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Dec 7, 2012
 
The problem is that the metal-on-metal contacts in the hip replacements grind off tiny metal molecules -- chromium and cobalt ions that might be toxic. And the devices may also loosen or develop other problems, causing pain inflammation, and affecting a person's ability to walk. Some of these hip implant devices are being recalled because of the risks. For more information, check out
http://www.strykerhiprecall.us/free-brochure/
Corn

Atlanta, GA

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Jan 4, 2013
 
As for information on medical complications associated with metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. A large percentage of its devices have been failed due to metal falling debris (metallosis), squeaking and popping of the hip area which cause to lessen the patient mobility, bone fractures, corrosion, severe pain and etc. This was the reason why patients complain because of the life-threatening side effects of the artificial hip replacement and file for hip replacement lawsuit against the manufacturer to claim for their much-deserved compensation. Additional information here http://www.rotlaw.com/hip-replacement-lawsuit...

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