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FDA Info on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

On January 18 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication on metal-on-metal hip implants.

The FDA is providing updated safety information and recommendations to health care providers.  This new information is based on the FDA’s current assessment of metal-on-metal hip implants, including the benefit-risk ratio derived from available data, evaluation of the published literature, and the results of the June 2012 Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel meeting.

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Safety Communication:  http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm335775.htm

Website:  http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/default.htm.

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