The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking manufacturers of metal-on-metal artificial hips to report any problems with the implants, especially problems caused when bits of metal fall into the soft tissue around the implant caused by the rubbing together of the metal parts. The request comes less than a year after the FDA announced a recall of DePuy Orthopaedics ASR hip replacement system after reports that the device was failing at a higher than expected rate requiring patients to have revision surgery to replace the implant. The recall has left DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, the focus ... Read More
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