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Faulty hip implants have ruined lives

23rd October 2012

The Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering at Newcastle Hospital, Tom Joyce, has explained to the Telegraph why badly fitted or designed hip implants can be "devastating" for patients.

Professor Joyce has seen many patients whose hip replacement prosthetics have not worked and have had to be taken out. He said:  "Often, especially with these metal on metal hips, they have been in pain, there's been swelling." He added: You can get metal wear from the cup (the replacement socket for the hip) and the head (the new ball joint) and unfortunately we are just discovering that a third source of metallic wear can be inside where the head fits on the taper of the long stem (the piece of metal which is fixed to the leg)." 

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Article Information

Title: Faulty hip implants have ruined lives
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23013
Date Added: 23rd Oct 2012

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