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FDA to study growing failure of metal hip devices
USA Today

The Food and Drug Administration is meeting with orthopedic experts today and Thursday to look into a growing body of worldwide evidence showing metal-on-metal hip devices have a higher failure rate than those made of plastic or ceramic. “The FDA has been aware of some of these problems for three years and has made recommendations in the past, but I think what you’ll see coming out of these meetings are more specific recommendations for follow-up care,” says William Maisel, the FDA’s chief scientist for medical devices.