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Real People, Real Stories of Hip & Knee Implants

A good warranty should help patients in case of failure
by Safe Patient Project

Cornelis 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. A good warranty would help Continue Reading

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Life not the same since metal-on-metal hip implant
by Safe Patient Project

Howard’s life has not been the same since he got a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. Before his operation, he maintained an active lifestyle and enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren and competing with his Labrador retrievers at field trials. But just six months after he got his implant, he began limping and experiencing Continue Reading

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Warranty should cover total replacement
by Safe Patient Project

If an implant is expected to last a certain amount of years, a warranty should cover total replacement if it fails, according to Kristina of Naperville, IL, who is facing revision surgery for her right knee implant. Kristina told Consumers Union: “I don’t think the warranty should be voided or hold a clause that states Continue Reading

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Knee locked up after knee replacement surgery
by Safe Patient Project

In 2012, Karen’s doctor recommended that she have a total knee replacement because the meniscus in her knee had worn thin and bone was rubbing against bone and causing pain. Unfortunately, Karen’s knee locked up after surgery and she was unable to move it. One month after surgery, Karen’s doctor performed a manual manipulation so Continue Reading

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