Letters Ramifications of PIP implants

Are other companies prepared?

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2192 (Published 21 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2192
  1. Jennifer M Simper, core trainee, year 21,
  2. J N Curran, registrar1,
  3. A Mosahebi, consultant1
  1. 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG, UK
  1. jennifer.simper{at}nhs.net

Poly Implant Prosthèse (PIP) breast implants were removed from the market after the discovery that non-medical grade silicone had been used; the company declared bankruptcy. The UK government advised the removal of PIP implants in symptomatic women.1 2 The NHS agreed to pay for the removal and replacement of implants for …

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