Category Archives: Hip Implants In The News

Surgeons Issue Guidance to Hip Replacement Patients

Total hip replacement has been one of the most successful surgeries in recent decades, restoring movement and relieving pain for hundreds of thousands of patients. However, recent issues have prompted a physicians group to issue new advice regarding hip implants. …

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Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Linked to Cobalt Poisoning

Metal-on-Metal hip implants may be associated with cobalt poisoning, among other serious complications. The recalled DePuy ASR hip replacement is one of several metal-on-metal hip implants that have been on the US market. Other metal-on-metal hip implant devices include Biomet’s …

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Stryker Corp. Reports Another Kickback Investigation

Stryker Corp., the medical device maker that recalled hip implants earlier this year, is the subject of yet another investigation regarding kickbacks it allegedly paid to physicians. This time, Stryker is being investigated by the Department of Justice for violations …

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Probe into Medical Device Kickbacks Now Targets Doctors

Federal investigators looking into kickbacks in the orthopedic device industry have apparently set their sites on another target – doctors who received these illegal incentives. The physician investigation is just the latest chapter in the government’s ongoing probe of the …

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DePuy Issues Warning on Hip Implant Device

DePuy Orthopaedics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, warned last week that its ASR artificial hip implant appears to have a high early failure rate in some patients. This warning came months after DePuy announce it was phasing out the …

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Taxpayers, Insurers, Patients Bear the Cost of Failed Joint Implants

Who foots the bill when an artificial hip or other joint implant fails prematurely due to a defect? According to a report in The New York Times, its’ almost never the maker of the device.

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