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Think Twice Before Choosing Knee Replacement

More than 600,000 such surgeries were performed in 2012, compared with about 250,000 just 15 years ago.

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Virginia Mason to offer warranties on hip, knee replacements

“It’s unacceptable that we make money when we have more complications,” said Virginia Mason’s CEO Dr. Gary Kaplan.

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Study Quantifies Cancer Risk of Morcellation

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Consumers Union Urges FTC to Consider Importance of Hip and Knee Replacement Warranties

As the FTC evaluates the proposed merger of manufacturers Zimmer and Biomet, the group sent a letter to regulators urging the preservation of existing warranties.

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The Device Makers’ Shortcut

The FDA has been criticized for approving medical devices through the 510K (fast track) approval requiring no clinical trials. But there’s another way-read on.

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On the road with the Safe Patient Project

Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.

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Clots Tied to Heart Pump Open Debate on Risks Patients Face in Trials

A report showing a heart pump, the HeartMate II, increases blood clots raises questions about whether clinical trials should go forward, possibly risking participants lives.

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UK Moves to Ban Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants in NHS Hospitals

The publicly funded National Health Service bans metal-on-metal hips.

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Johnson & Johnson Settlement Resolves Metal Hip Lawsuits But Weak Oversight Of Medical Device Industry Leaves Patients Vulnerable

Consumers Union Calls for Stricter Safety Testing & Warranties for Implants.

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Essure birth control: Thousands of women reporting severe medical reactions to Essure

41 Action News found more than 838 adverse reactions reported to the FDA from both patients and doctors.

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