Warning issued over hip implantsBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.645k (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
- John Warden
- parliamentary correspondent, BMJ
A widespread recall of patients with hip replacements is under way in Britain, thanks to the high rate of failure of one type of implant. The Medical Devices Agency issued a hazard warning notice to all hospitals, asking them to review patients who had been fitted with a hip replacement implant made by 3M Health Care.
Investigations by the agency show the 3M Capital hip implant to have an unacceptably high failure rate. …