J&J Aware of High Failure Rates of Hip Implants, Reports Say

Johnson & Johnson, one of the world's leaders in healthcare and medical products, reportedly estimated that nearly 40 percent of their all-metal hip devices would fail in less than five years in a previously conducted internal study, according to online media reports. These projections have never been revealed until after two years following the medical products giant ordered a recall on their DePuy metal-on-metal hip implants. The 2011 J&J analysis also suggested that their hip replacement Read More

Sexually Transmitted Infection May Still Affect Women with Vaginal Rings

Condoms help protect men and women from sexually transmitted infection (STI) while vaginal rings do not protected them from such diseases, according to heath care providers. Several women may have even experienced vaginal infections which may be ground for a NuvaRing contraception lawsuit if they have incurred injuries while using it. A woman may need to see her gynecologist if she experiences odd vaginal odor and discharges, painful urination, itchiness, swollen lymph nodes, fever, blisters in the Read More

Regional Anesthesia May Decrease Morbidity, Mortality Among Hip Fracture Patients

Patients who need surgery following a hip fracture stand unlikely to suffer life-threatening complications if they are given a regional rather than a general anesthetic, according to a University of Pennsylvania study. Still, there are other incidents involving hip replacement surgeries, and these complications motivated the recall of some hip implant devices. A general anesthetic puts the patient to sleep, while regional anesthesia uses local anesthesia to induce the absence of sensation in part Read More

Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Raised for Obese Teens

Pediatricians from the Medical College of Georgia have predicted a rise in osteoporosis and fracture risk among obese teenagers. This increased vulnerability among obese teens may be a contributing factor in osteoporosis cases, some of which may later result in a class action lawsuit from Fosamax fractures. The research study gathered 140 obese teens to analyze their body and blood-serum levels. Focusing their research mainly on cardio-metabolic factors (CRFs), the study authors took note of large Read More

Practical Tips on How to Heal Broken Femur Fracture

Fosamax and other bisphosphonates have earned an updated warning label by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which gave a warning to the public about the increased risk of atypical femur fractures they might have caused. While there is still no clear evidence between the Fosamax and femur fractures, unusual bone fractures have developed basically in Fosamax or other bisphosphonate users, according to media reports. Fortunately, there are simple ways on how to speed up your recovery from femur Read More