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Metal-on-metal Hip Implant

simplelaurinesimplelaurine Posts: 2
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:02 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
The rising number of complications reported by people with metal-on-metal hip implants prompted the FDA to direct DePuy Orthopaedics and 20 more manufacturers of hip replacement to conduct post-market studies of their devices to see if the metal shedding result to dangerous amounts of metallic debris among its users. The foregoing medical findings, combined with the FDA’s directives and consequent recall, scores of individuals are now geared towards filing Depuy ASR hip lawsuits.
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  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,617
    Was no way near your Metal Hip !!!! Innocent for once !!!

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  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 10,065
    use titanium while putting joints back together.

    In the past two years, I have had two shoulders completely replaced and one hip totally replaced.
    All using titanium, which is what almost every surgeon today will use.


    I have had more than complete success with these surgeries.
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  • Complications is always part of treatment. The best thing to do is reduce the risks by using the right equipment/metal being used for the implant as well as having the right surgeon for the job and protocols should be followed.
  • gregoryhbrown89ggregoryhbrown89 Posts: 1
    edited 06/16/2013 - 8:55 AM
    dare651 said:
    Complications is always part of treatment. The best thing to do is reduce the risks by using the right equipment/metal being used for the implant as well as having the right surgeon for the job and protocols should be followed.
    If one decides to have a metal hip implant, it is advisable to have himself checked for any allergic reaction from his or her metal-on-metal hip implant. Most likely, there will be more people in the future who may want to consider having a hip implant. The current young population today will grow old, and one day a hip replacement may be the only option for their hip problem.

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