Hip Implant Recalled Amid Concerns About Heart Failure, Dementia

A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary has recalled a metal hip implant used by thousands of younger patients after complaints of severe pain and system failure, and amid worries that the implants may be sending metal shavings into patients' bloodstreams, potentially putting them at risk for dementia and heart failure. An investigation by WTVD, the ABC owned-and-operated station in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, found that the artificial hip, manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, may have a failure rate...Full Story
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