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Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Component

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal Hip Implant Component

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal Hip Implant Component

Smith & Nephew Recalls Metal Hip Implant Component

On June 1, 2012, Smith and Nephew recalled a component of their metal-on-metal hip implants. When a medical device is recalled, it means that there is a chance that it may cause health problems. In this case, Smith & Nephew recalled the metal liners of their R3 acetabular systems because a higher-than-expected number of patients suffered from complications that required a second surgery. In fact, metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with high rates of so-called “revision surgeries.”

All-metal hip replacements became a public safety concern in August 2010, when DePuy globally recalled its ASR hip implants. Metal-on-metal hip implants are hip systems that use all-metal surfaces. When these surfaces rub together, they can cause problems by shedding metal particles into the patient’s blood and tissue. Resulting complications can include metal poisoning, tissue death near the implant, and bone and muscle damage.

If you or someone you know has been implanted with a Smith & Nephew hip system, you may have valuable legal rights. Please fill out our online form or call 1(800)-YOURLAWYER (1-800-520-4636) to find out more today.



 

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FDA Warning Letter Sent to Device Maker Smith & Nephew

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On April 30, 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to medical device maker Smith & Nephew based on problems observed during an inspection of the company's manufacturing facilities, March 4 to March 26, 2015. According to the letter, inspectors discovered problems with arthroscopy (joint replacement) and gynecology devices, including the TRUCLEAR ULTRA Reciprocating Morcellators 4.0. Under section 201(h) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, devices are...

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