FDA report on metal-on-metal hip implants

Source:  Medical News Today

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Date of publication: 1 July 2012

Publication type:  News Item

In a nutshell:  An 18 member panel of experts have reported to the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that they saw little reason to recommend surgeons to continue to use metal-on-metal implants.  Regulators in the UK have advised that some patients with large diameter metal-on-metal joints should have a yearly blood test and MRI scan.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Some important notes:   Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library

Acknowledgement:  Medical News Today


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