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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Jun 20th, 2012 | By
Total Hip Replacement, FDA

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels – this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee within the FDA. The
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FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

Mar 30th, 2012 | By
Metal Hip, Courtesy:  WikiCommons

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting patients in light of the high complication
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Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Howard before and after 300

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting mad about the artificial hip
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