No matter what they’re made of, all hip implant devices release debris into the body through normal wear. Traditional hip implants made of metal and plastic composites typically last about 15 years in the average patient and, while particles of plastic can cause bone damage and lead to loosening of the device, the problems are relatively less aggressive. Ironically, all-metal hip devices, which were designed to last even longer and packed a lot of appeal for younger, more active patients, often fail prematurely in just a few years’ time, leaving some patients in chronic pain and permanently damaged in the ... Read More
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