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Rottenstein Law Group Responds to Report of Higher Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Failure Rates in Women

More women than men require repeat hip replacement surgery within three years of receiving an implant, according to a recent CBS story.* The Rottenstein Law Group, a metal-on-metal hip replacement law firm, has been following metal-on-metal hip lawsuits, noting with concern the growing evidence about the devices’ failure rates.

(PRWEB) February 19, 2013

More women than men require repeat hip replacement surgery within three years of receiving an implant, according to a recent CBS story.* The Rottenstein Law Group, a metal-on-metal hip replacement law firm, has been following metal-on-metal hip lawsuits, noting with concern the growing evidence about the devices’ failure rates.

The study mentioned in the CBS story affirms an October 2010 report from the Rottenstein Law Group on studies of the hip failure rate comparison. Women were more than 30 percent likelier than men to require revision surgery, according to CBS. This was true for recipients of metal-on-metal devices such as the recalled DePuy ASR, the Smith & Nephew R3, and the Stryker Rejuvenate and other non-metal-on-metal devices. The study, co-authored by Dr. Art Sedrakyan, associate professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, followed more than 35,000 hip implant recipients.

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