(PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Smith & Nephew this week issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice announcing its revision of the instructions for use of its BIRMINGHAM HIP Modular Head. The revised instructions, among other things, restrict use of the head to “cases where a BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing femoral component is being revised, the patient shows no signs of metal sensitivity, and it is being implanted in conjunction with an uncemented SYNERGY stem,” according to Smith & Nephew’s web site.
Smith & Nephew’s revisions were inspired by the company’s “careful review of available data and the decreased utilization of [the BIRMINGHAM HIP Modular Head] by customers in all markets where it has been sold,” according to Smith & Nephew’s web site. While the hip-implant component “performed within the statistically acceptable range” from 2003 to 2009, “recent registry data” indicates “an increasing revision rate trend” from 2010 onwards, Smith & Nephew’s web site further states.
As the representative of claimants allegedly injured by metal-on-metal hip implants and hip-implant components, the Rottenstein Law Group supports medical device manufacturers’ efforts to restrict the use of metal-on-metal hip-implant systems, especially when those restrictions are supported by patient data showing higher-than-acceptable failure rates.
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