US Drug Watchdog Now Wants To Hear From All US Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Regardless Of Who Made It Because Of The High Failure Rates

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The US Drug Watchdog is now beginning a very aggressive campaign designed to identify every US citizen, who is the recipient of any type of metal on metal hip implant device since 2004. The group says, "There appears to be an abnormally high failure rate for recipients of metal on metal hip implants starting from 2004 to the present. We are zeroing in on all metal-on-metal artificial hip implant manufacturers, and we want to hear from all recipients, who have already had revision surgery to have the failed device removed, or they are suffering from the symptoms of a metal-on metal hip implant failure that include swelling, lack of flexibility, pain in the hip region, or difficulty walking." According to the New York Times on December 27th 2011, "The so-called metal-on-metal hips, in which a device’s ball and joint are made of metal, are failing at high rates within a few years instead of lasting 15 years or more, as artificial joints normally do. The wear of metal parts against each other is generating debris that is damaging tissue and, in some cases, crippling patients." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any metal-on metal hip implant recipient if their hip implant has already failed, or if the hip implant recipient is suffering the symptoms of a metal-on metal hip implant failure. Victims are encouraged to contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via the web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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We expect the metal-on metal hip implant initiative we are now beginning will be the largest defective medical device initiative we will ever be involved in. We expect numbers of victims to be in the 100,000's

The US Drug Watchdog is in the beginning stages of starting a national initiative focused on identifying all US metal-on-metal hip recipients, who have either had to have their metal-on metal implant replaced, or they are suffering symptoms of a metal-on-metal hip implant failure that include swelling, tenderness in the area of the hip implant, lack of flexibility, or lack of mobility. The US Drug Watchdog says, "We expect the metal-on metal hip implant initiative we are now beginning will be the largest defective medical device initiative we will ever be involved in. We expect numbers of victims to be in the 100,000's." According to the New York Times, "Until a recent sharp decline, all-metal implants accounted for nearly one-third of the estimated 250,000 hip replacements performed each year in the United States. Some 500,000 patients have received an all-metal replacement hip, according to one estimate. A new study found that no new artificial hip or knee introduced during a recent five-year period — implants that included some of the all-metal hips — were more durable than older devices, and 30 percent were worse." The US Drug Watchdog wants to hear from any US hip implant recipient, who received a metal, or metal hip implant device after 2003, and whose metal-on-metal hip implant device has either already failed, or the recipient is experiencing symptoms of a hip implant failure. For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, "One of the biggest problems we have with respect to our failed medical device, or recalled drug initiative work, is the average US consumer never hears about a drug recall, or failures involving medical devices like metal-on-metal hip implants. If you have a friend, or loved one, who is a recipient of a metal-on metal hip implant that has already failed, or is showing symptoms of a failure, such as swelling, pain in the region of the hip, loss of flexibility, or loss of mobility, please have them call us at 866-714-6466." http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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