Metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are becoming one of the nation’s largest medical device failures ever, according to a story on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. The special type of artificial hips are made with a metal ball that fits into a metal socket, and were designed to be stronger and last longer than traditional ceramic or plastic devices. But doctors and patients are now discovering the metal-on-metal hip implants are causing serious problems. In fact, nearly 11,000 complaints were logged by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this year alone, according to NBC Nightly News. Last fall, DePuy Orthopaedics, ... Read More
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