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Will Flawed All-Metal Hip Replacements Cost J&J and Zimmer $5 Billion? - Forbes

Will Flawed All-Metal Hip Replacements Cost J&J and Zimmer $5 Billion? - Forbes | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
Image via Wikipedia If you have an all-metal hip replacement, you may be among the lucky ones who can walk. Or you may be worse off than you would have been without the allegedly flawed device.
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The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips

The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
The widespread failure of all-metal hips may cost taxpayers, insurers and employers billions of dollars in the coming years.
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Time for Metal on Metal Hip Registries? | InjuryBoard Fort Worth

Time for Metal on Metal Hip Registries? | InjuryBoard Fort Worth | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it

Why don't we have medical registries that can track the outcomes of expensive medical devices or drugs that are used or implanted in patients?

Why are we the last of technolgically...
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Lubricant in metal-on-metal hip implants found to be graphite, not proteins

Lubricant in metal-on-metal hip implants found to be graphite, not proteins | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
A team of engineers and physicians have made a surprising discovery that offers a target for designing new materials for hip implants that are less susceptible to the joint's normal wear and tear.
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Metal Hip Lubricant Reduces Wear and Tear, Study Finds

Metal Hip Lubricant Reduces Wear and Tear, Study Finds | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
A substance that forms in patients with all-metal artificial hips turns out to contain the common lubricant graphite, a discovery that could help in designing longer lasting implants...
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Artificial Hips: Newer Might Not Be Better

Artificial Hips: Newer Might Not Be Better | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
Traditional hip implants might be safer and last longer than some new ones, an FDA-funded study finds.
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Congress To Require Companies To Track Artificial Hips, Knees, Other Implants | InjuryBoard Kansas City

Congress To Require Companies To Track Artificial Hips, Knees, Other Implants | InjuryBoard Kansas City | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it

Much has been learned about the medical device industry since problems surfaced regarding DePuy Hip implants and Zimmer knee implants. DePuy - a division of Johnson & Johnson - has recalled...
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New Models of Hip and Knee Implants Not Better, Study Finds ...

New Models of Hip and Knee Implants Not Better, Study Finds ... | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that the recent technology for artificial hips and knees did not perform any better than older, less expensive designs. The study, which draws on data from Australia's orthopedic registry, covered implants ...
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Hip Resurfacing Operation Loses Important Endorsement

Hip Resurfacing Operation Loses Important Endorsement | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
The California Technology Assessment Forum reversed its stance on a technique known as hip resurfacing, citing insufficient evidence regarding the surgery’s safety and efficacy.
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New Models of Implants Not Better, Study Finds - New York Times

New Models of Implants Not Better, Study Finds - New York Times | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
New Models of Implants Not Better, Study FindsNew York TimesA new study suggests that the recent technology for artificial hips and knees did not perform any better than older, less expensive designs.
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Artificial hips glide on graphite

Artificial hips glide on graphite | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it

Metal-on metal hip replacements are lubricated by a layer of graphite, say scientists in the US. And this graphitic layer may be the product of proteins ground up the implant itself.

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BioMet Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Device Allegations | InjuryBoard Central Pennsylvania

BioMet Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Device Allegations | InjuryBoard Central Pennsylvania | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it

Metal-on-metal hip implant devices are a specific type of medical implant used in hip replacement surgery. The hip is the joint in the body that bears the most weight and it is what as known as a...
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New Hips Product from Zimmer

New Hips Product from Zimmer-Zimmer Holdings recently announced the launch of CLS Brevius Hip Stem with Kinectiv Technology in US.
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US Drug Watchdog Urges All ASR DePuy Hip Implant Recipients to ...

These artificial hips were surgically implanted on tens of thousands of US citizens between 2005 and mid 2010. The ASR DePuy hip implant has been recalled because of a much higher than normal failure rate.
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UK surgeon warns public about dangers of all-metal hip implants ...

UK surgeon warns public about dangers of all-metal hip implants ... | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
Some studies suggest that women are more likely than men to suffer problems with their artificial hips because hip replacement problems tend to occur in people with smaller hips, according to data pulled from joint registries.
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Hips that function better and last longer | Science Codex

Hips that function better and last longer | Science Codex | Hip Replacement News | Scoop.it
Ideally, artificial hips should last the patient's lifetime. "Metal-on-metal implants can vastly improve ...
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