Health, Hip Replacement, London, Nephew, NephewSmith, Smith, Sports Medicine, surgery
More of the b/s we have come to love and expect from S&N…..
Smith & Nephew Voluntarily Withdraws Hip Component | Qmed.
LONDON, June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, has decided to initiate a voluntary market withdrawal of the optional metal liner component of its R3* Acetabular System. This does not impact other R3 System liners.
This action does not change the current practice for patient follow-up care for this component.
Andy Weymann MD, Smith & Nephew’s Chief Medical Officer, said: “We regularly review the effectiveness of our products and are not satisfied with the clinical results of this component. As with all medical devices, anyone experiencing unusual symptoms should contact their surgeon.”
Approximately 7,700 metal liners have been implanted since the component was introduced in 2007 and launched globally in 2009. The majority of these have been used in stemmed total hip replacements.
In 2011, procedures using this component accounted for less than 1% of Smith & Nephew’s global hip implant revenue.
About Smith & Nephew
Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business dedicated to helping improve people’s lives. With leadership positions in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management, Sports Medicine and Trauma, Smith & Nephew has almost 11,000 employees and a presence in more than 90 countries. Annual sales in 2011 were nearly $4.3 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN).
- Smith & Nephew pulls metal-on-metal hip component – Reuters (drugstoresource.wordpress.com)
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- 40′s Woman Ruined by Smith & Nephew Hip Implant (earlsview.com)
- Michael’s BHR disaster – life in tatters – when will it stop! (earlsview.com)
- Howard’s Lament – Lawyers dodge the tough jobs! (earlsview.com)
- Karen’s Story – another S&N BHR disaster (earlsview.com)
- Another S&N Victim spat out by the lawyers… Lives ruined and S&N gets off free…. (earlsview.com)
- Howard Sadwin’s Suffering from Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant | Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk (earlsview.com)
- Stuart’s Advice – Warnings to all metal on metal implant recipients! Don’t miss this! (earlsview.com)
Earl, what a shock! They can try to go out the back door all they want here, but their fortress no longer appears impenetrable. The reason this hasn’t gone the way of Depuy is because only 7007 of these things were installed (Like Howard, I feel like a car when I use this term). Maybe they saw my letter in advance of the FDA meeting later this month! To me, this will allow attorneys more leeway in their decisions to take on S&N victims.
It’s funny, but after I read Howard’s comment on not being so pissed and keeping calm, the outcome I was trying so hard to make happen simply happened. I surrender to this thing until I heal, (OK, yet another piece of advice from Howard), because if I can’t at least walk around I’ll never make it to my hearing!
BTW — I’ll gladly tell my tale of ‘metalosis hell’ to the FDA, but as of yet I haven’t received their call.
Yes – there seems to be a chink in their armour! And they are the ones that started the world on resurfacing…. they will pay dearly….
Smith and Nephew metal liner people (BHR, BHR THA) — rejoice! They finally had to admit it. Check out these links!
Suddenly, it’s ‘presto’, all the lawyers want to help us! S&N victims prepare: our voice is now to be heard, and amends will be made for our suffering!
The truth will out!
Smith and Nephew metalosis victims…..no not rejoice too early. I have been told that this particular R3 Acetabular metal liner may not be part my explanted BHR THA system, even if the composition of the metal cup in my hand is the same as that of the recalled R3 liner. It seems like an insignificant detail to me, as my MOM revision was necessitated by metalosis, pseuadotumors and necrotic flesh that had to be cut out of the joint.
Seems to me like S&N is splitting hairs very carefully, but facts are facts: Smith and Nephew’s MOM Oxinium hip didn’t last three years and the revision has been hellish.
The inside of my femoral head (which is ‘hollow’ when you look at it from underneath the ball side) was packed with necrotic tissue, such that the pieces of this dead flesh remain in it as I look upon it now (sorry). These people can stall all they want, but early revision, failure and metal toxicity in MOM implant victims can no longer be hidden.
My apologies for perhaps celebrating a bit early, as one might now say the jury is still out (I’m not in that group). But having started down the highway of admitting metal cup failures, it will now be much harder for Mr. Smith and his Nephew to get off that road of honesty. (Not a frequently uttered word in the corporate world).
I will update as things progress on my end.
PS — Howard, what are you hearing back there?
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