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Feb 15 2019

Hip implant maker was alerted to safety fears, as surgeon told them: ‘It borders on unethical to market’

#science,medical #devices,standard,nhs,uk #news,hospitals,news,health,surgery,bone #health,elder #health # Hip implant maker was alerted to safety fears, as surgeon told them: ‘It borders on unethical to market’ 11 April 2017 • 10:00pm B ritish patients were fitted with controversial hip implants despite the company behind them being warned by experts that the type of device was unsafe, secret documents reveal . A senior engineer working for DePuy reported in 1995 that metal-on-metal constructions were “unpredictable” and parts prone to “catastrophic breakdown” five years before DePuy’s hips began to be implanted in Britons. More than 20,000 patients were later fitted with the implants, which …