Patients question safety of metal hip replacements

Apr 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CTV

Hip replacements have transformed the lives of thousands of Canadians, but some patients are questioning the safety of one type of artificial hip, called "metal-on-metal" implants.

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Marcus

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Apr 26, 2012
 
After information saying that the devices have defects in one out of eight clients, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were withdrawn. There are about 93,000 recipients of these products worldwide. Johnson&Johnson should be more focused on its victimized patients concerns. Its subsidiary company, DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., needs to disseminate more information about defective hip replacement symptoms so that the patients would be given immediate medical attention. See http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for a more comprehensive discussion.
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Apr 27, 2012
 
2:12 pm, Friday, April 27, 2012:
RE: Patients question safety of metal hip replacements
..... It doesn't say which metal. Assuming that it was magnetic metal just imagine a scenario with two hip-replacement patients of opposite sex getting close to each other. Will then the magnetism of their hip-replacement metal cause strong-enough attraction or repulsion?[LAUGHS]
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120420...
Jenny

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Apr 30, 2012
 
Good grief, do your research. The metal in MOM hips are chromium and cobalt. Thanks for the laugh though, regarding magnetic scenario!
Caren Rentai

Tempe, AZ

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May 10, 2012
 
It is very important to fire several questions about the pros and cons of the defective hip implants just to help a patient in deciding wether he will take the risk or not. Visit this site http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/ for more information about this topic.

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May 24, 2012
 
As many individuals who are affected with these defective hip devices which lead them in seeking for the help of registered and trusted lawyers to help them file their entitled compensation. See here http://www.rotlaw.com/depuy-asr/
Kelly

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Aug 23, 2012
 
Because of the growing evidences of hazardous complications caused by metal hip implants, the FDA held a two-day meeting with its assembled 18-member panel of medical experts to scrutinize the safety of the metal hip implants. Metal hip implants were actually advertised to last longer and more efficient than other hip implant devices. However, patients questioned its early wear which is causing patients to have higher levels of metal exposure caused by cobalt, chromium and other metallic substances. Because of this event, a large number of patients have decided to file lawsuit against its manufacturer, DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson. For more input, see http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com .

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