For the second time in a matter of months joint replacement components supplied by Smith and Nephew are being recalled.
On this occasion Smith and Nephew are concerned that the iron content in some types of knee replacement components might reduce the durability of the implant, although it is not believed to be harmful. Patients who have undergone knee replacment surgery are advised to contact their surgeon or hospital to find out if they have received one of the affected implants.
Only three months ago, hip replacement components were recalled by Smith and Nephew because a packing error meant that some patients received the wrong sized hip replacements. Many patients had to undergo revision surgery.
If you or a member of your family has been affected by faulty joint replacements we might be able to help. To speak to one of our nurse advisors, call us on 0800 321 3112.Posted 27th November 2007 | Posted in News,Uncategorised