Food & Drug Administration, hip resurfacing, Medical device, Nephew Smith, Smith, surgery, UNited States, X-ray computed tomography
Yesterday I was told the total hip resurfacing Smith and Nephew I received 9/2010 must be removed.
They are doing this in two weeks. I have had pain, clicking, grinding, limping, fluid, mild metal counts(but above normal)all along.
I spent the last 18 months in pain, and having my surgeon in Az trying to convince me it was all normal.
I moved to MD, and found out other wise.
My biggest beef is I still haven’t finished paying for the first surgery. This just dosen’t seem fair.
I’m only 49 and have lost my job over this along with two other arthritic issues.
How many peoples lives need to be trashed before these companies are made responsible for what they have done?
- Alison’s story – BHR’s don’t work for petite women – read on… (earlsview.com)
- Prisoner in own home at 43 – Smith & Nephew BHR disaster – again (UK) (earlsview.com)
- More Smith & Nephew BHR Problems (earlsview.com)
- Howard View – on a few things (earlsview.com)
- Another S&N BHR goes Sour – Brenda’s Story (UK) (earlsview.com)
- Smith & Nephew spins off N.C. biologics unit into joint venture Bioventus (medcitynews.com)
- Smith & Nephew Inc. Spins Off Biologics Unit Into JV With Essex Woodlands Health Ventures (biospace.com)
- FDA Clears Smith & Nephew’s Single-Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (medgadget.com)
- Simon Moyes teams up with Smith & Nephew to launch pioneering new website (simonmoyes.co.uk)
- FDA Clears PICO* Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System – Instructions for Application Use Provided by a MS Tag (barcode) On Packaging (ducknetweb.blogspot.com)
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Howard Sadwin said:
Mark, you will have to forgive me if I have spoken to you in the past, as I have become an activist in this matter. You can see and read about my BHR dissater, and you will know, when I say I know what you have and still are going through. This isn’t some thing you just get better from like the flue, this is something I, you and others will be dealing with for the rest of our lives. We are and will continue to be Smith & Nephews lab rats, as we are the providers of information as to adverities with the BHR. There isn’t adverities as to the BHR other than information people like ourselves report. Reason for this seems apparent, any information provided seems to come from Dr. McMinn ( one of the inventors of the BHR ). At the time he had a controlled group of BHR patients that provided information as to results. This group were not from the USA at all, McMinn worked for Smith & Nephew, and was paid a reported $50 million dollars for his invention once it passed through the FDA in 2006. Bear in mind Smith and Nephew and 4 other of the larger medical device manufacturers paid the Federal Goverment collectively $311 million dollar fine to stop the Federal Government from continuingwith an investigation as to kickbacks paid. Today S&N is in court being sued by the United States of America on a whistleblower case. All of this information is public.
It maybe to your advantage to contact me.
Howard Sadwin ( email@example.com )
Ps: Most important keep your head up, get well, it is the toughest battle I have ever had to deal with in my life. Know you are not alone, you can reach out. It is hard to discuss this with people that have not gone or are going through this terrible, life altering time in our lives. If we become strong enough as a group, we will prevail in seeing justice served and prevent this from ever happening again.
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Jisuk Park said:
My husband who is 49 is considering to get the BHR done soon, and after I read your blog, I am not sure if that is the right move. If you would have done it all over again, what would you have done for your hip pain? Thanks! Jisuk
Never in a million years would I get or recommend a BHR or any metal on metal system. The metal on metal systems release metal ions as they wear and this poisons the bone and tissues and the body. He will then be worse off.
Metal on metal total hip replacements are just as bad.
A ceramic on ceramic system is my first choice but metal head with a plastic cup or ceramic head and plastic cup seem ok too. There are still wear particles with plastic but at least this does not poison your body.