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RLG Responds to Report of Higher Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Failure Rates in Women.

RLG Responds to Report of Higher Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Failure Rates in Women

February 19, 2013

Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group.

More women than men require repeat hip replacement surgery within three years of receiving an implant, according to a recent CBS story.

RLG, a metal-on-metal hip replacement law firm, has been following metal-on-metal hip lawsuits, noting with concern the growing evidence about the devices’ failure rates.

The study mentioned in the CBS story affirms an October 2010 report from the RLG on studies of the hip failure rate comparison. Women were more than 30 percent likelier than men to require revision surgery, according to CBS. This was true for recipients of metal-on-metal devices such as the recalled DePuy ASR, the Smith & Nephew R3, and the Stryker Rejuvenate and other non-metal-on-metal devices…

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