The NYTimes is reporting, that new and popular hip and knee implants are not better than predecessors. So much for marketing and gimmicks claiming the ‘new and improved’,or that modern innovation, advanced these products with patients benefitting. Here is a link to the NYTimes: “New and Popular Hip & Knee Implants are Not Better than Predecessors”.
The author, and sponsor of this blog is Gabriel F. Zambrano. Gabriel F. Zambrano, P.A., has been investigating and representing patients who received recalled Metal on Metal hip joint implants manufactured by DePuy. The DePuy ASR family of products was recalled during August 2010. This recall drew attention to other popular Metal on Metal (MoM) hip joints, the potential that they were failing across manufacturers at a higher rate and the need for additional surveillance and reporting to public health authorities. Additional information on these products, other recalls and related investigations is available at ASRLawsuits.com and JointRecall.com