Letters Metal-on-metal hip implants

We must not forget the benefits of these devices

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2127 (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2127
  1. Jane Carthey, human factors specialist (self employed)
  1. 1London W4 1TF, UK
  1. jcarthey_gosh{at}yahoo.com

I have congenital acetabular dysplasia of the left hip and had three unsuccessful operations before having a hip resurfacing procedure.

I read the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency alert and Cohen’s article from two perspectives—as a patient who is unsure whether my implant is covered by the alert, and as a human factors specialist who works to understand …

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