Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Watchdog starts inquiry into hip replacements

Watchdog starts inquiry into hip replacements: Concerns grow that metal-on-metal implants could destroy muscle and bone and cause 'systemic toxicity'Regulators have begun an inquiry into metal hip replacements amid fears that thousands of British patients are at risk of being poisoned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said it had taken "prompt action" over the concerns, but added that most people were at low risk of developing serious problems.The action comes as an investigation by the Sunday Telegraph found more ...Kings Fund Health News

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