Hip Implant News

Taxpayers Face Financial Burden of Hip Surgeries

Taxpayers must bear the financial burdens of hip revision surgeons, which are often expensive and complicated.

NY Times ASR Hip Recall Article – Good But Late to the Punch

The New York Times newspaper this morning had a good Depuy ASR Hip Recall article titled “The Implants Loophole”.

Doctors Target NexGen Implants For Loosening Early

Since 2003, Zimmer Holdings has sold an impressive 150,000 NexGen CR Flex knee implants. This accounts for 2% […]

Surgeon Dismissed After Asking Zimmer to Issue Recall

A doctor was fired when he asked Zimmer to recall a knee implant that him and another doctor found to be loosening in a number of patients.

Questions Regarding Zimmer NexGen Knee Catch Senate Committee’s Eye

The Zimmer NexGen knee implant has been shown to loosen in 36% of people within two years of surgery. The Senate Committee has questioned the quality of Zimmer’s product.

How DePuy Compares to Zimmer, Stryker Recalls

DePuy’s recall can be compared with two other recent hip replacement implant recalls made by Stryker and Zimmer.

Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ’s

The most frequently asked questions regarding hip replacement surgery are answered.

DePuy Waited to Issue Recall Until Pressured By Lawsuit

DePuy did not issue a recall until hundreds of complaints surfaced, along with a study and newspaper articles which showed their increased rate of failure.

Why Your Hip May Be Hurting

Painful symptoms may result from osteoarthritis and require hip surgery, such as inability to bend, loss in flexibility, hip and leg stiffness, and limping.

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

A patient about to undergo hip surgery should receive blood work, urinalysis, an EKG, a chest X-Ray, and meet with hospital nurses and their doctor before surgery.

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