FDA gets involved as some hip replacements prove unsafe

By | Product Liability

Residents of Tennessee and others across the U.S .needing a hip replacement procedure in the coming months may want to consider alternatives to metal-on-metal devices. Recent scrutiny of this potentially unsafe product means that people may want to opt for metal-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-ceramic or ceramic-on-metal devices. In recent months, many patients have experienced negative reactions from metal-on-metal hip implants. The Food and Drug Administration recently reviewed more than 100 studies of the metal-on-metal versions, determining they may cause problems for women and patients who received larger-sized hip implants. In an effort to protect patients from the effects of a defective…

Read More