BBC News - MHRA: Metal hip implant patients need life-long checks
Metal on Metal Hip Replacement
Medical regulators are considering new evidence about ‘metal on metal’ implants disintegrating, destroying muscle tissue and leaking metal into the bloodstream.
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Hundreds of Britons who received ‘metal-on-metal’ hip replacements from three makers are demanding millions of pounds in compensation from the manufacturers.
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Experts have called for an end to secrecy over the regulation of medical devices like hip implants and said safety data should be published online so that patients can make up their own minds.
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