Patients who have received a total hip arthroplasty (THA) with a metal-on-metal hip implant will most likely need a replacement within 10-13 years after they have been implanted. In a study published in June of 2015, researchers found that 1 in 5 patients will experience a failed metal-on-metal hip implant far before hip implants made from other materials will fail. James Drummond of Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne in Australia, Phong Tran and Camdon Fary from the Department of Orthopaedics at Western Health in Melbourne, Australia, have found joint registry data from 2008 that showed an alarming number ... Read More
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