More problems with metal-on-metal hip replacements, study says

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on March 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:44 AM

Researchers are calling for a complete ban on metal-on-metal hip replacements after a new U.K. study found a much higher failure rate than with other implants. Turns out the bigger the hip, the more likely it is to fail within five years. As Mimi Jung reports, that's especially true for women.

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