Nationwide, hospitals are facing a growing number of metal-on-metal hip implant recipients experiencing injuries due to their new hips, and performing massive surgeries to remove the implant. On the operating table, the findings are disturbing. Dr. Young-Min Kwon, the lead orthopedic surgeon who recently operated on a 53-year-old man at Massachusetts General Hospital, stated, “What we are seeing is a complex phenomenon.” While only a small fraction of the 500,000 people in the U.S. who have received an all-metal hip implant in the last 15 years or so have suffered injuries from their new hip, the injuries have been dangerous. Not only are ... Read More
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