All posts tagged "metal on metal"

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    Study: Metal-on-metal hips impede osteoblast formation

    June 22, 2016 – BY BRAD PERRIELLO   A study of metal-on-metal hip implants found that the metal ions...

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    Effective Date of Requirement for Premarket Approval for Total Metal-on-Metal Semi-Constrained Hip Joint Systems

    ACTION Final Order. SUMMARY The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a final order to require...

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    Oregon Settles with Artificial Hip Manufacturer DePuy for $4 Million

    July 2, 2014 ​SALEM—The Oregon Department of Justice reached a first of its kind $4 million settlement...

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    Walter Eisner • Wed, April 2nd, 2014   Metal-on-metal hip implants do not raise the risk of developing cancer. At least if you live in Finland, according to a recent study published in the February 2014 edition of the medical journal, Acta Orthopaedica, A cohort of 10,728 metal-on-metal hip replacement patients and a...

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    Lawyers Set to Earn $1 Billion in DePuy ASR Deal

    Lawyers representing over 8,000 plaintiffs in DePuy ASR hip lawsuits are recommending that their clients accept Johnson...

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    U.K. Moves to Stop Use of All-Metal Hips in Government-Funded Hospitals

    Metal-on-metal hips have been in trouble around the world for years due to heightened safety concerns, and...

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    Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Sun, February 10th, 2013 Print this article “Like taking candy from a baby,” says Bill Maloney. “There is very little/zero indication for metal-metal articulations.” “But the benefits of metal-metal are well known: high stability because of the large diameter, low wear potential, and they are unbreakable,” states...

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    Researchers surprised by metal ion levels in 5-year follow-up of MoM THA implants

    The 5-year postoperative metal ion levels plateaued in cases having 28-mm metal-on-metal hip bearings but continued to increase for 36-mm metal-on-metal bearings, according to a recently presented prospective study involving 120 patients. “This was a prospective randomized trial with three arms: a 28-mm polyethylene liner, 28-mm metal-on-metal (MoM) and a 36-mm ,” C. Anderson Engh Jr.,...

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    On (and Off) the Record

    Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Mon, Mar 12th, 2012 Print This Article Dear OTW Reader: Seven Modes of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure…These College Students 5x More Likely to Have Shoulder Instability…Another Look at Outpatient Joint Replacement…New Leadership at SBi and SI Bone…Two Reasons Patients Have Higher Rates of Medial Meniscus Injury and more…. The Seven Modes of...

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    High 10-year survivorship with metal-on-metal hip resurfacings seen in men

    In a study published in this month’s Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British Volume), researchers found an overall 10-year survival rate of 94.5% with a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing system and noted the resurfacings were 1.4 times more likely to fail in women. According to a British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery release, the findings...

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    Report Slams Response to Metal Hip Troubles

    By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage Today Published: February 28, 2012   Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic were slow to inform patients and their doctors about problems with metal-on-metal hip implants and relied on industry officials and consultants in crafting their responses, the BMJ charged. According to a report appearing online in BMJ, regulators...

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    Will the Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation Reach $5B for Zimmer and DePuy?

    Forbes blogger Peter Cohan estimates that orthopedic implant companies—including Warsaw-based Zimmer Holdings Inc. and DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.—will pay out $5 billion to cover legal claims that their all-metal hip implants have failed, causing new health issues. The metal pieces of the implants allegedly generate debris as they rub against each other, and the debris is damaging tissue, causing infections and, in...

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    Study finds friction of MoM hip implants generates substance similar to industrial lubricant

    Researchers were recently surprised to find that friction between moving parts of implanted metal-on-metal hip replacements creates...

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    Medical Device Alert: All metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements

    The MHRA has received reports of revisions of MoM hip replacements involving soft tissue reactions. These reactions may be associated with unexplained hip pain. The majority of patients implanted with MoM hip replacements have well functioning hips and are thought to be at a low risk of developing serious problems. A small...

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