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hip and knee implants

Activists Take Fight to Obtain Hip, Knee Product Warranties to AAOS. Will They Succeed?

Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks said that unless surgeons push the issue, device makers wouldn’t move to provide such warranties.

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Consumers Union Takes Push for Hip and Knee Implant Warranties To Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference in New Orleans

Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is taking its campaign to convince medical device companies to provide warranties for hip and knee implants directly to the doctors who perform hundreds of thousands of these operations each year. The campaign has launched an ad campaign and will be conducting outreach activities this week during the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in New Orleans.

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Docs for Hip and Knee Warranties?

We’ve started asking orthopedic surgeons who implant hip and knee devices what they think about our warranty idea. Next month, we’re going to New Orleans to talk with surgeons attending an annual orthopedic surgeons meeting.

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[Guest post] Does Your Joint Replacement Have a Warranty? By Brian Hatten, M.D.

Dr. Brian Hatten, an orthopedic surgeon, shares his perspective on warranties for hip and knee implants.

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What To Ask Your Surgeon Before Getting Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

13 Things to Ask Your Surgeon Before Getting Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery (by Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project)

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Warranties Matter: Real People, Real Stories of People With Hip & Knee Implants

As part of our campaign demanding warranties for artificial hip and knee implants, we’ve collected nearly 3,000 stories from people with implants to better understand their issues. Many of them told us they were satisfied with their implant – it improved their mobility and eliminated joint pain. However, a significant number of people told us they Continue Reading

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