Hip implants have helped renew the life and vitality of millions of Americans. But in the last decade, a new type of all-metal hip implant emerged on the market, offering patients better durability than the standard metal-on-plastic hip implant designs. Metal-on-metal hip implant designs, so called because the ball and cup of the device are both metallic, were a rising star in the orthopedic device industry. In fact, metal-on-metal implants accounted for about one third of the estimated 250,000 hip replacements made in the U.S. each year. But that trend nearly ground to a halt by the August 2010 recall ... Read More
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