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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels - this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Read more

By | 2012-06-20T00:12:08+00:00 June 20th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting Read more

By | 2012-03-30T19:48:45+00:00 March 30th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting Read more

By | 2012-03-05T23:18:35+00:00 March 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|7 Comments