Longer Lasting Hip Implants

Longer Lasting Hip Implants

There are 5 comments on the MediLexicon story from May 7, 2012, titled Longer Lasting Hip Implants. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

Hip replacement is one of the most frequent operations carried out in Germany. Each year, doctors implant some 200,000 artificial hip joints.

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West Chicago, IL

#1 May 14, 2012
If you are considering hip surgery, then you should know this. With approximately 93,000 patients globally, the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System were recalled after data revealed that the devices fail prematurely in 1 out of 8 recipients. These two devices have been manufactured and marketed since 2003 by DePuy. DePuy is a subsidiary company of Johnson and Johnson who issued a worldwide recall of their hip replacement products. With lawsuits piling up worldwide, DePuy should duly address the hip replacement problems encountered by its clients. It is also best that they would disseminate more information about defective hip replacement symptoms so that the patients would be given immediate medical attention. Visit http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com for more inputs.

West Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 16, 2012
Metal-on-metal implants were actually advertised to last longer and more efficient than other hip implant devices. However, reports of early wear have left the patients at higher level of metal exposure caused by cobalt, chromium and other metallic substances. The most common cause of early metal hip failure is the aseptic acetabular loosening which is found to happen in 56 percent of the patients. Normally, a metal hip implant is expected to last 15 to 20 years but 78 percent of the revision surgery is performed due to early failure. More information, you may refer to http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/hip-repla...
Dafna R


#3 Apr 29, 2013
There are several articles I have read online and at http://pinnaclelawsuit.typepad.com that pointed to the same topic. However, you need to consider all types of hip implants. There have been several implants that were recalled that makes it hard for patients to trust the procedure.

Kansas City, MO

#4 May 4, 2013
Despite its complexity, hip replacement surgery is a procedure with a high success rate. Although any surgical procedure carries the risk of complications, they are quite rare. It is important for patients to understand these risks prior to consenting to surgery. You should discuss the possible complications with your surgeon and learn about ways to lessen your risks. To know more, refer at http://www.strykerhipreplacementrecall.net/la...

Los Angeles, CA

#5 May 8, 2013
Metal on metal hip replacement implants has been said to last long but eventually report shows that adverse effects and complications occur after 5 years or more. However, some instances, patients were affected with the side effects after their operation. Report shows that approximately of 93000 patients has been suffering due to hip implant failure which I also read from http://www.rotlaw.com/hip-replacement-lawsuit... . This is to prove that hip replacement implant has a high-failure rate.

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