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Study: Hip implant regulatory review 'entirely inadequate'

Tue, 12/24/2013 - 9:59am
Mass Device

Researchers warn that some 8% of hip implants on the market are not supported by any readily available clinical evidence of their efficacy or safety.

Study: Hip implant regulatory review 'entirely inadequate'

A group of U.K. researchers is calling for a major shift in regulation of orthopedic hip implants, warning that a significant number of the devices get on the market without providing much evidence of their safety or efficacy.

University of Oxford researchers called existing hip implant regulation "entirely inadequate," pointing to the ongoing controversy over failure rates in metal hip implants as evidence of the need for an overhaul.

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