FDA Probing Safety of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Posted on Dec 04, 2012

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration conducted a 2-day session in June of 2012 to determine how best to monitor patients with the defective hip devices. The FDA expressed concern over the high failure rate of such devices and how quickly they were approved for use in the U.S. under the “fast-track” program for medical devices. It is estimated that 27% of the 400,000 hip replacements done each year in the U.S. involved metal-on-metal devices.

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Steve Lombardi
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