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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $1 Billion over Faulty Hip Implants

OA (osteoarthritis) Insider ezine February 28, 2013 now available. All Metal Hip Implants Racial Differences in OA Rating Arthritis Supplements 4 Alternative Therapies for Arthritis and more.

MHRA: Metal hip implant patients need life-long checks


Patients given hip implants made the wrong size

Poisonous hip implants 'putting thousands of British patients at risk' as medical watchdog launches investigation

Medical regulators are considering new evidence about ‘metal on metal’ implants disintegrating, destroying muscle tissue and leaking metal into the bloodstream.

Only if you are in orthopedic surgery can you appreciate what these heels are made of!


There are a large number of hip implant devices on the market. Each manufacturer has different models but each style falls into one of four basic material categories: metal on plastic (polyethylene or UHMWPE) metal on metal (MoM) ceramic on plastic (UHMWPE) ceramic on ceramic (CoC) These category names reference the materials used for the […]

New alloy 'four times harder than titanium'

Super-hard metal 'four times tougher than titanium'-- a new titanium-gold alloy with great potential in medical devices and more