More metal problems for patients…
Smith & Nephew recalls Modular SMF, Modular Redapt hip implants
NOVEMBER 17, 2016 BY BRAD PERRIELLO
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) this week recalled its Modular SMF and Modular Redapt hip implants “due to a higher than anticipated complaint and adverse event trend” with the modular necks used in the devices.
“Based on an analysis of available data sets, Smith & Nephew considers that patients implanted with the modular neck hip prostheses may be at greater risk of revision surgery than with comparable monolithic products,” the company wrote in a Nov. 15 “Dear Doctor” letter. “For this reason, on a precautionary basis Smith & Nephew is issuing a voluntary field safety corrective action for the modular neck hip prostheses.”
The recall does not include the Monolithic SMF and Monolithic Redapt implants, the British orthopedics and wound care giant said.
“Smith & Nephew has not received similar reports of metal-related complaints associated with these systems,” the company wrote in the letter.
Full Article: http://www.massdevice.com/smith-nephew-recalls-modular-smf-modular-redapt-hip-implants/
P. Taylor UK said:
S&N are definately taking more of an interest in this issue now. I had my Revision in Feb 2013. And just last month S&N requested my old BHR hip from the hospital storage, as they wanted to examine it to find out why it caused me so many issues.
Since my BHR was removed my life has changed, and the new total hip replacement is great. I now have other health issues which is not so great, so some you win some you loose. 😦
Yea…they ask for mine too….8 years ago. You see…we thought they cared..no…so they can get info to say…it wasnt hip. They must get a good laugh at how nieve we are