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Warnings Issued to Surgeons for Stryker V40 Hip Implants

Warnings Issued to Surgeons for Stryker V40 Hip Implants

Stryker has started sending warning notices to surgeons stating that they have received more adverse reports than expected for hip implant failures using specific Stryker V40 femoral heads. The V40 femoral heads being warned about were manufactured prior to 2011. This new warning underscores the concerns that

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Stryker V40 Hip Implant Recall in Canada

Stryker V40 Hip Implant Recall in Canada

On August 24, 2016 a recall was issued in Canada for specific lots and certain sizes of the Stryker LFIT Anatomic COCR V40TM Femoral Heads. The affected Stryker V40 hip implant devices were manufactured prior to 2011. The recall notice, found on the Heath Canada website, indicates

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Solutions are Elusive as Metal Hip Implants Fail at a Fast Rate

Solutions are Elusive as Metal Hip Implants Fail at a Fast Rate

Solutions are Elusive as Metal Hip Implants Fail at a Fast Rate As surgeons here sliced through tissue surrounding a failed artificial hip in a 53-year-old man, they discovered what looked like a biological dead zone. There were matted strands of tissue stained gray and black; a

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Wright Profemur Z Hip Implant Named in Arizona Lawsuit

Wright Profemur Z Hip Implant Named in Arizona Lawsuit

Wright Profemur Z Hip Implant Named in Arizona Lawsuit A woman in Arizona has filed a defective product lawsuit against Wright Medical Inc. In the lawsuit, the woman claims the Profemur Z Hip Implant she received is defective. According to court documents, the woman received a Wright

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Hip Resurfacing Option Loses Key Backer

Hip Resurfacing Option Loses Key Backer

Hip Resurfacing Option Loses Key Backer Publisher: New York Times In another controversy involving all-metal hips, an influential group has found that there is insufficient evidence to show that an alternative technique known as hip resurfacing is as safe and effective as a traditional replacement. The group,

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Lawmakers Push Colleagues for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Investigation

Lawmakers Push Colleagues for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Investigation

Lawmakers Push Colleagues for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Investigation Some congressmen are pushing for an investigation of metal-on-metal hip implants. Reps. Henry Waxman, Frank Pallone, Diana DeGette and John Dingell, all members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, have written three top committee members seeking hearings on

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Failing Faster With Age

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Failing Faster With Age

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Failing Faster With Age In their Autumn Report, the National Joint Registry of England and Wales (NJR) identified a much higher rate of failure as metal-on-metal hi implants age. According to the report, the following implant revision rates apply at the seven year mark:

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DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Complaints Continue to Climb

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Complaints Continue to Climb

DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant Complaints Continue to Climb According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Adverse Event Reports (AERS) database, the number of complaints involving the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant are continuing to rise. Similar in design to the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, the

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More Bad News for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

More Bad News for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients

More Bad News for Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients According to a new report from Britain, all metal-on-metal hip implants are failing at a rate much faster than hip implant devices made of other materials. The same report found that women are at the highest risk of a

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