Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hip Implant Recall Takes Spotlight at annual convention of the American Academy of Orthodpedic Surgeons

Thousands of orthopedic surgeons from around the world are meeting in San Diego this week for the annual convention of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Not surprisingly, the recent DePuy hip replacement recall, as well as other metal-on-metal implants like the DePuy Pinnacle hip implant, are hotly discussed topics among the doctors who are attending the convention.

Dr. Thomas Schmalzried, one of the designers of the recalled DePuy ASR hip implant, is scheduled for several presentations regarding metal-on-metal implants. One of these sessions is titled: “Metal-Metal Articulation: Implants: Is It Worth The Risk.”

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