The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is exercising its broadest level of authority to conduct studies of metal-on-metal hip replacement systems to determine if the type of artificial hip implant is shedding metal debris, causing painful soft tissue damage from a type of blood poisoning known as metallosis. The study will look at this and other issues with this category of implants, which includes about 20 manufacturers. The announcement comes less than a year after DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, announced a recall of about 93,000 metal-on-metal hip replacement systems because the devices were failing at a higher ... Read More
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