DePuy ASR MDL Litigation Update

    A DePuy ASR Multi-district litigation status conference was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the U.S. District courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida.

    Annual checks for patients with all-metal hips

    On February 28, 2012, BBC News published an article regarding the growing concern surrounding metal-on-metal hip implants, particularly those with large diameter heads (36 mm or higher). Evidence against all-metal hip implants indicates that these types of devices have a higher failure rate when compared to hip implants made from other materials, such as ceramic Continue Reading

    Britain Extends Monitoring for People with Metal Hips

    On February 28, 2012, the New York Times published an article regarding the recent decision by British health regulators to advise patients with large metal-on-metal hip implants to undergo annual check-ups for the lifetime of the device.

    How safe are metal-on-metal hip implants?

    On February 28, 2012, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published an article analyzing and discussing the risks of a popular type of medical device, the metal-on-metal hip implant.