July 31, 2012 : Will You Be Part of the Expected Johnson & Johnson Hip Implant Settlement?
In the past, few hip replacement surgeries were performed on people younger than the age of sixty under the theory that older people tend to be less physically active, therefore would place less stress on the artificial hip implant. Over the past decade, however, doctors have been more willing to consider hip replacement surgery in younger people who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or those who have had injuries, fractures or bone tumors.
July 30, 2012 : What are the Long Term Side Effects of Chromium and Cobalt in the Bloodstream?
Patients who have undergone a metal-on-metal hip implant may be very concerned about the fairly recent reports of adverse health effects due to metal ion shavings which migrate into the surrounding hip tissue and bloodstream in some patients. The design of the metal-on-metal acetabular cup and ball make it likely that during physical activities the two parts will rub against one another, causing tiny particles of chromium and cobalt to shear off and enter other parts of the body.