TITLE

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Have High Failure Rate, Particularly in Women

PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Women's Health Advisor;Jun2012, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study published in the March 31, 2012 issue of "The Lancet," which highlighted the failure rate of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants in women in the U.S. The study authors suggested a ban on MOM implants which are still being used in the U.S. Timothy Wright, chairperson of Orthopedic Biomechanics at the Weill Cornell-associated Hospital for Special Surgery, also raised concerns over MOM implants, however, he was against imposing a complete ban on their use.
ACCESSION #
85178368

 

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