Latest hip Stories

2012-04-10 23:01:11

On March 29th, 2012 the US FDA announced that it will review metal-on-metal hip implants at a two-day expert advisory panel meeting on June 27-28, 2012. On February 22nd, 2012 Dale Parcell filed a lawsuit against Wright Medical (case no. 2:2012cv00368) after needing emergency surgery following a sudden catastrophic fracture of the titanium modular neck of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System. The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System is a line of hip replacement implants designed and...

2012-03-26 22:15:49

Results may help to understand ways in which early growth can be optimized to reduce the risk of osteoporotic fracture in older age Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, have presented evidence that early growth predicts the size, mineralization, shape and strength of the hip bone in childhood. The presentation was made at the European Congress on Osteoporosis & Osteoarthritis (IOF-ECCEO12) which took place in Bordeaux, France from March...

2012-03-19 23:02:57

New York, March 19, 2012. The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by Wright Medical is now evaluating cases of those who received a Wright Conserve or Profemur Z device. (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 The Wright Conserve devices compose a hip replacement system that involves the capping of a patient´s thigh bone with a synthetic ball and the replacement of that patient´s hip...

2012-02-10 15:19:00

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center used new tools they developed to analyze knees and hips and discovered that osteoarthritic knee joints are in a constant state of repair, while hip joints are not. "This suggests the knee has capacity for repair we didn't know about and the main treatment strategy probably would need to focus on turning off the breakdown of knee tissue," said Virginia Kraus, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Rheumatology and Immunology at Duke. "I was hugely surprised...

2012-01-27 10:00:00

This week a federal judge handed down an order that could change the way hundreds of patients with defective hip implants in Florida file their cases. The judge ruled that two Florida women, represented by attorneys from the DePuy ASR Hip Recall Law Firm Alliance, will get to keep their cases in Florida State Court instead of in U.S. Federal Court. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 This week a federal judge handed down an order that could change the way hundreds of patients with...

2012-01-17 10:00:00

The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the surgical implantation of hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by DePuy Orthopaedics and other companies, takes some comfort in learning that researchers might have found a way to make all-metal hips less dangerous to recipients. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 17, 2012 According to a piece recently published by Reuters, “a substance that forms in patients with all-metal artificial hips turns out to...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'