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Warning issued over hip implants

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7132.645k (Published 28 February 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:645
  1. John Warden
  1. 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. …

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