Researchers are calling for a ban of all-metal artificial hips, citing new evidence that the devices are more prone to fail than traditional hip implants made with plastic or ceramic parts. Metal-on-metal hip replacement systems are newer devices that were designed to be more durable than older model hip implants, with a metal ball that moves within a metal socket. However, doctors are beginning to find that the devices may actually be performing worse than older hip implants made of other materials like ceramic and plastic. Artificial hips can last up to 20 years, and failure occurs when the device loosens, ... Read More
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