Michael Stieler’s hip replacement surgery brought him relief from the pain he suffered when the cartilage in his right hip had worn down. But a year after surgery, Michael’s pain returned, with a vengeance. “It hurt. I couldn’t even walk on it,” he told the Sacramento Bee. It wasn’t until two years later that Michael learned that the problem with his metal-on-metal hip implant was not uncommon. The company that made his artificial hip, DePuy Orthopaedics, notified Michael last September that it was recalling the implants because of early failure rates and the potential for leaching of high levels of ... Read More
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