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Cornelis from Seven Valleys, PA, believes a good warranty “should include not just a time limit, but also provide for damages in case of failure, as well as free surgeries to correct the problems, or provide for a new implant of your and your surgeon’s choice.” He learned firsthand that hip implants can fail.

Cornelis received his first hip implant in 1997, however, in 2005 a revision was performed and a metal-on-metal implant was used. A year later, x-rays revealed that the ring where the ball fits into the hip socket had broken and was sticking into his muscle. In this spot doctors found a mysterious growth about 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. At first, doctors thought this growth was a tumor; but after doing some tests they said it was an inert growth likely due to encapsulation of metal shavings from the metal-on-metal hip implant. Continue reading Cornelis' story.

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