Hip implants a bit more likely to fai...

Hip implants a bit more likely to fail in women

There are 6 comments on the The Daily Record story from Feb 24, 2013, titled Hip implants a bit more likely to fail in women. In it, The Daily Record reports that:

Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients.

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Kansas City, MO

#1 Mar 3, 2013
Although women are considered more at risk of suffering from failing hip implants, still complications do happen to any who had their hips replaced. Some of these complications are inflammation, pain, loosening of hip implant, and metallosis. I came across this site that has comprehensive articles regarding complications that you may get from a hip replacement operation. http://strykerhipreplacementrecall.blogspot.c...
Eliza Winestock

San Jose, CA

#2 Mar 4, 2013
Wo, that's a long list you got there brother.

Mind if I ask you a question?

Are you a doctor or something?

Coz I sure as hell need one as we speak.

San Jose, CA

#3 Mar 9, 2013
I came across the same report in depuyasrhiplawsuit.com and the possible explanation may have to do with women having smaller bones than men which means they need also smaller articifial components. With a smaller femoral head, the chances of being damaged earlier are greater than the bigger ones attached to the male patients. Check the site for more on the results of the largest study ever conducted on hip implants in the US.

Since: Jan 13

Miami, FL

#4 Mar 10, 2013
Although the hip implant technique is failing still many women choose for hip implant. Itís true that there is very few proofs are available to show which model is going to work properly. Having surgery repeated time is dangerous.

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Mar 15, 2013
I read from a site called DePuy Hip Recall Information Center that hip implants, especially those that consist all-metal components, have been linked to serious health problems because of unusually high failure rates. It is even more daunting to know that they bear an even greater number of failure in women because that may just mean that the risk of complications from failing implants may also be higher in them.

Paradise Valley, AZ

#6 Mar 18, 2013
You're right Deborah. Though there is a risk of failing, women still go for a hip replacement because of the pain felt in their joints. I even read at depuypinnaclelawsuit. com that women may have the bigger number when it comes to experiencing arthritis. I just hope that they will develop better prostheses to help those who have hip problems.

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