Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early

Original article by Richard Knox, NPR

March 19, 2012 – Because older-model artificial hips are usually made of a tough plastic and metal, they can wear out, especially in people who are physically active. Manufacturers of all-metal hips have touted them as the right choice for younger patients but, for thousands of artificial hip patients, they’ve been a bad choice…. [read NPR article here]