medical device warranties
Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks said that unless surgeons push the issue, device makers wouldn’t move to provide such warranties.
Our mission: ask a large gathering of orthopedic surgeons how long hip and knee implants should be warrantied.
Answers and recommendations for hip and knee implant warranties
Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, is calling on the top manufacturers of hip and knee implants to provide warranties that would entitle patients to have defective devices replaced at no cost.
Drug Watch Radio includes CU’s Safe Patient Project campaign in its New Year’s wish list. You can listen to our interview on Drug Watch Radio here: http://www.drugwatch.com/radio/consumer-reports-interview-lisa-mcgiffert/
Bill Heisel of Reporting on Health highlights CU’s campaign for hip and knee warranties. Only one device company (Biomet) offers a warranty for one of its partial knee products, but it doesn’t cover labor costs of replacing the knee.
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Consumers Union Calls for Stricter Safety Testing & Warranties for Implants.
Former hospital CEO Paul Levy blogs about Consumers Union’s campaign for hip and knee warranties and offers suggestions for how to help it along.
Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, says manufacturers of hip and knee implants should give patients warranties, guaranteeing to replace defective devices at no cost.
MinnPost coverage of Consumers Union’s warranty campaign for hip and knee implants. “It is critical for manufacturers to tell consumers who are considering an implant how long these joints will last so they can factor in the revision [surgery] equation — how long will I live and how long will this implant last?”