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hip and knee replacement

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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Considering hip, knee replacement? Use caution

KVUE issues a Consumer Reports story on hip and knee replacement concerns. The vast majority of these implants don’t come with a warranty, so if it fails, consumers are on the hook for the replacement costs. Consumers Union is working on a campaign to get top hip and knee implant makers to warranty their products for 20 years.

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About 80 percent of hip doctors have no idea how much a hip replacement costs

A new survey shows that 80 percent of doctors don’t know the price tag of the hip and knee devices they’re implanting.

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