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Metal-On-Metal Implants by Zimmer Cup May Impair New Bone Growth, Study Shows

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Metal-On-Metal Implants by Zimmer Cup May Impair New Bone Growth, Study Shows

Researchers in Berlin have developed further confirmation that the chromium and cobalt ions released into the body from metal-on-metal hip implants, like the Zimmer Durom Cup, contribute to osteolysis, or bone loss. The study was conducted by physicians and scientists with DRK Klinikum Westend and Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It has been published in the most recent edition of...

Stricter Requirements for Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

Stricter Requirements for Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants

Metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers must now submit a premarket approval application (PMA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for two types of hip systems, one having a cemented acetabular component and the other having an uncemented acetabular component. The FDA’s final order released this past February reportedly gives medical device makers until May 18 to submit their new...

Study Examines Mix-And-Match Hip Replacement Surgeries

Study Examines Mix-And-Match Hip Replacement Surgeries

Orthopedic surgeons in Europe will often mix-and-match components when performing hip replacement surgery. This is happening in spite of warnings against the practice from manufacturers of metal-on-metal and other hip systems. This was the finding of Dr. Keith Tucker, an orthopedic surgeon in Norwich, United Kingdom, and his colleagues, who conducted a recent study to learn how many total hip...

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