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January 17, 2013

FDA Safety Communication on Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

On January 17, 2013, the FDA issued a safety communication on metal-on-metal hip implants, the purpose of which is to update safety information and recommendations to patients and health care providers. Read the updated Safety Communication here.
The communication includes specific information for orthopaedic surgeons as well as information for patients considering a metal-on-metal hip implant or patients who already have a metal-on-metal hip implant.
In December 2012, the AAOS, in conjunction with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the Hip Society, released an updated information statement called “Current Concerns with Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty.” Read it here.

For additional information on this topic, visit the Q & A on metal-on-metal hip implants on our patient education website,

If you are seeking an expert to comment on this topic, please contact the AAOS PR department.
Lauren Pearson Riley
phone: 847-384-4031
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