Failure rates of Birmingham hip implant exceed recommended level

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 03 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6688
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

The UK medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew has issued an “urgent field safety notice” concerning its Birmingham hip modular head implant after failure rates were found to exceed the threshold recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).1

The …

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