In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided information to the public advising of potential medical effects that can occur with metal-on-metal hip implants. Makers of such metal-on-metal implants, such as Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopeadics; Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical have been swamped with lawsuits for injuries and negative health effects allegedly caused by the devices. The FDA points out that metal-on-metal hip implants have the same adverse effects as any other type of hip implant such as loosening, infection, bone loss, fracture of the device or bone, and joint dislocation. But the FDA openly warns of the additional ... Read More
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