Latest data confirms high failure rates for metal-on-metal hip replacements

Research published in the Lancet finds 'unequivocal evidence' of high failure rates of implants, particularly among womenExperts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to be banned after they found "unequivocal evidence" of high failure rates.New data on more than 400,000 hip replacements found metal-on-metal implants needed revising more often than other types and that failure rates were higher in women.It comes two weeks after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued new guidance on the implants, saying almost 50,000 patients in the UK will need annual blood or MRI checks.Tiny metal ions made up of cobalt and chromium are thought to break off from the implants and leak into the blood, with fears this causes muscle and bone damage as well as neurological issues.The MHRA says there is a "small risk" the implants can cause complications in patients.The research, published in the Lancet medical journal and based on the National Joint Registry of England and Wales,

Latest data confirms high failure rates for metal-on-metal hip replacements

Ten days after the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced that patients who have received stemmed metal-on-metal (MOM) hip replacements will need annual check-ups, ...

Mon 12 Mar 12 from Medical Xpress

Latest data confirms high failure rates for metal-on-metal hip replacements, Tue 13 Mar 12 from HealthCanal

Study prompts call for wider ban on metal hips

LONDON (Reuters) - New research confirmed that all-metal artificial hips fail more often than other types, fuelling concerns about the devices and prompting a call from researchers on Tuesday ...

Tue 13 Mar 12 from Reuters Health

Study prompts call for wider ban on metal hips, Mon 12 Mar 12 from Reuters

Doctors urge against metal hip joints

Experts at the world's biggest artificial joint registry said doctors should stop using metal-on-metal hip replacements, citing an analysis showing they have to be fixed or replaced more often ...

Tue 13 Mar 12 from FOXNews

Ban metal-on-metal hip replacements, experts urge

Research published in the Lancet finds 'unequivocal evidence' of high failure rates of implants, particularly among womenExperts are calling for controversial metal-on-metal hip implants to ...

Tue 13 Mar 12 from Guardian.co.uk

British doctors urge against metal hip joints

LONDON (AP) -- British experts at the world's biggest artificial joint registry said doctors should stop using metal-on-metal hip replacements, citing an analysis showing they have to be fixed ...

Mon 12 Mar 12 from AP

Ban Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements, U.K. Researchers Assert

TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) — There is “unequivocal evidence” that stemmed metal-on-metal hip replacements fail at much higher rates than other types of hip implants ...

Tue 13 Mar 12 from Health News

Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Have Higher Fail Rates

Data from the world's largest joint replacement registry show that troubled metal-on-metal hip implants have early failure rates that are two to four times higher than implants made with other ...

Mon 12 Mar 12 from WebMD

Metal-on-Metal Hips Need Work More Quickly (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Revision of total hip replacement surgery within five years was significantly more common in British patients who received metal-on-metal implants, results of a large registry ...

Mon 12 Mar 12 from MedPageToday

Total number of sources: 11

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share