Smith & Nephew recall

Canton, NY

#1 Oct 12, 2007
Hi folks,

I just found this forum and am very glad to e-meet you all!!

I had a Stryker (left hip) replacement in Dec. 2003 and have heard those "popping/grinding" noises some of you are talking about. That seems to have gone away for now...

My problem is, in May 2007 my right hip was replaced with a Smith & Nephew and they now have a recall in Britain (where you can find affected part numbers) and in the US (where there seems to be no information available.)

Have any of you heard of this recall? If yes and you have a S&N hip, has your doctor contacted you?

I've been having problems with my "new" hip...

Thanks much for any info you can give me.

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Feb 7, 2011
Hi, I know you posyed this a few years ago. Is your hip titanium?

Wayne, NJ

#3 Aug 24, 2011
Hi lee, Smith had a recall on some hips..they were labeled wrong! I have one and I am having problems..trying to find out if I had a defective one installed..some pain all the time

Bristol, UK

#4 Jan 3, 2012
There is a list of affected part numbers on the UK joint recall register.

Try this link:

Miami, FL

#5 Mar 11, 2013
If I remember correctly, this Smith & Nephew recall was issued in June 2012. According to an article on , the company's analysis of clinical results showed ¬ďa higher than normal level of patient problems with the device." Moreover, this hip implant is similar to other all-metal hips on the market. If those implants are plagued with metal toxicity problems then this implant might have similar problems as well.

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