If the Biomet Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement System was good enough for Olympic champion gymnast Mary Lou Retton, it should have been good enough for 62-year-old Ellen Pardee, whose life was very active until she started having hip pain in 2010. 168 more words
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Experiments to establish the safety of hip implants believed to have injured hundreds of patients were themselves seriously flawed, the High Court heard today.
Dr Frank Chan said failure to properly clean the metal-on-metal Pinnacle Ultamet system during laboratory testing could have caused friction within the joints that would have had “important clinical ramifications” for recipients of the device. 82 more words
Is this the "tip of the iceberg"?Metal Allergy as a Cause of Implant Failure in Shoulder Arthroplasty
Orthopedics | Metal allergy is an uncommon and poorly understood cause of failure of orthopedic implants. To the authors’ knowledge, there have been no reports of the management of shoulder arthroplasty patients with metal allergy. 36 more words
Robert’s hip replacement has served him well for many years, even though the metal-on-metal device was recalled by DePuy. Just recently, however, his cobalt levels have skyrocketed. 63 more words
A new study has found that outcomes following metal-on-metal hip revision surgery performed for abnormal reactions to metal have improved since the initial reports were published over five years ago, and are now similar to the outcomes in patients with other types of hip replacement undergoing revision surgery. 12 more words
Checks on all patients with metal-on-metal hips were prompted by a near-doubling in failure rates for the most common of the devices, records reveal.
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