Tag Archives: Metal-on-metal hip implants

Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Revision Rates Increased Since 2007: Study

Metal-on-metal hip implants have been alleged to cause metal particles to be released into the bloodstream and surrounding soft tissue. This can result in metallosis and often necessitate painful and more complicated revision surgery, in which the device is removed and replaced by an entirely new device. A new study published in...
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FDA Announces Deadline for Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Applications

In February 2016, the FDA issued a final order that requires medical device companies to submit premarket approval (PMA) applications by May 18th for two types of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including one with a cemented pelvic component and another with an uncemented pelvic component. In a statement released on its website, the FDA...
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