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No, I don't mean hip in the "cool" sense.
J. & J. Recalls Hip Implants
By NATASHA SINGER
Published: August 26, 2010
A unit of Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics, announced on Thursday that it was recalling two hip replacement implants because many patients required a second hip replacement after the company’s implants failed. [full story]I just returned from the doctors office. I can't imagine my doctor calling me up and saying, "Hobble on down here and we'll just take that old hip out."
About 93,000 of these devices have been implanted worldwide, said Lorie Gawreluk, a DePuy spokeswoman.Ouch! That's got to set back the schedule for these operations just a bit.