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Hip replacements should be checked – TGA
Updated: 08:07, Friday September 21, 2012
In some patients this can lead to high levels of the metals in the tissues surrounding the implant, leading to problems around the joint.
But it’s not yet known how often the metals find their way into other parts of the body and precisely how much of either is a toxic amount.
The UK’s National Joint Registry has found patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements are at no more risk of developing cancer in the first seven years after surgery than the general population, but says further longer-term studies are required.
The Australian regulator says it’ll continue to assess the safety, quality and performance of each implant on a case-by-case basis.
- Australia – TGA Information for Health Professionals – Metal-on-metal hip replacement implants (earlsview.com)
- Hip replacements should be checked – TGA (bigpondnews.com)
- YAHOO – Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Lawsuit Filed Over Metal Poisoning – AboutLawsuits.com (earlsview.com)
- Australia – ABGII Modular Femoral Stem and Modular Neck – hip replacement system (earlsview.com)
- Toward a better material for hip replacement and other joint implants (earlsview.com)
- ‘Toxic’ hip replacement fears – Health – Belfast Newsletter (earlsview.com)
- New Zealand – Medical Devices – Medsafe Guidelines for MoM hips (earlsview.com)
- No early link between all-metal hip implants and cancer-study | Reuters (earlsview.com)
- Johnson & Johnson settles US hip replacement cases | Irish Examiner (earlsview.com)
- Engineering a Better Hip Implant (earlsview.com)