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The FDA has announced that it’s stepping up oversight of metal-on-metal hip implants, in response to the steady stream of concerns about these medical devices. Two types of MoM implants are affected by the new regulations: The hip joint metal/metal semi-constrained with a cemented acetabular component The hip joint metal/metal semi-constrained with an uncemented acetabular […]

An article in the Wall Street Journal describes the newest trend in hip replacement procedures: the “same-day” surgery. Describing patient Michael Burk’s experience, the article discusses the benefits of this new way of doing hip replacements. Burk’s morning surgery took only about an hour. Within a few hours later he was walking on crutches, practicing […]

Across the Atlantic, new concerns related to DePuy’s infamous metal-on-metal hip replacements are rising. The Telegraph reveals that an error in measuring techniques at a factory thought to be in Leeds, England caused the implants to be manufactured in the wrong sizes, and that this may compound the existing and well-known problems with metal-on-metal design. […]