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Hip implant regulation 'inadequate: One in 12 implants used in hip replacements have no evidence to prove they are safe or effective. Oxford University researchers trawled data relating to England and Wales and found 8% of devices that were used on patients were not backed by information proving they were safe. Of all the hip implants potentially available to surgeons to use, 24% were not backed by evidence of safety or effectiveness.

from BBC News

MHRA: Metal hip implant patients need life-long checks

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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.

from The Telegraph

Patients given hip implants made the wrong size

from BBC News

New alloy 'four times harder than titanium'

Super-hard metal 'four times tougher than titanium' 7/22/16 A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. She said the hardness of the substance, together with its higher biocompatibility, made it a "next generation compound for substantively extending the lifetime of dental implants and replacement joints".

from Mail Online

Patients to sue health giants for millions over defective hip implants

Hundreds of Britons who received ‘metal-on-metal’ hip replacements from three makers are demanding millions of pounds in compensation from the manufacturers.

from Mail Online

Best-selling hip implants in the world 'unacceptably' prone to failure

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Experts call for transparency over medical devices

Experts have called for an end to secrecy over the regulation of medical devices like hip implants and said safety data should be published online so that patients can make up their own minds.