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J&J Hawked FDA-Banned Hip Replacement Overseas

Product deemed unsafe was still sold overseas, derivative sold in US

(Newser) - Johnson & Johnson continued to sell an ill-designed artificial hip overseas even after the FDA deemed it unsafe—and used a regulatory loophole to sell a related model with the same design issue in the US, the New York Times reports. The FDA sent Johnson & Johnson a non-approval letter... More »

Zsa Zsa OK After Hip Surgery

93-year-old gets new joint after fall at home

(Newser) - Zsa Zsa Gabor has undergone successful surgery to replace the hip she broke over the weekend when she fell out of bed at her Bel-Air home , her husband said today. Prince Frederic von Anhalt says the 93-year-old actress was in surgery for 3½ hours at Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center.... More »

Did Our Health Care System Kill Jay Bennett?

Musician's death has scary implications for the rest of us

(Newser) - The death of 45-year-old musician Jay Bennett, former member of the band Wilco, is “intolerably sad”—but its implications about our current health care system are also “downright scary,” writes the Cajun Boy on Gawker. Bennett, fired from Wilco in 2001, sued the band’s frontman... More »

Patients Have Bone to Pick With Squeaky Fake Hips

Noisy ceramic joints worry doctors

(Newser) - Ceramic artificial hips are far more durable than their metal and plastic counterparts—but frustrated patients are complaining that they squeak. It's embarrassing. “It can interrupt sex when my wife starts laughing,” said one. But some doctors fear it could be a sign that the ceramic replacements aren’... More »

US Braces for Explosion in Knee and Hip Surgeries

$65B cost will be born largely by public

(Newser) - The number of hip and knee replacements performed in the US will explode in the next several decades—knee operations surging fivefold and hips doubling—as aging baby boomers opt to stay out of wheelchairs, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates. The pricetag will reach $65 billion in less... More »

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