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If you have had corrective hip replacement surgery and your hip replacement is later recalled then you may be in danger.
Hip replacements are recalled for a variety of safety reasons. In recent years, metal on metal hip replacements have been recalled because they have a higher tendency to fail which can result in a dangerous, potentially deadly, situation for the patient.
Thus, you are right to question whether you may be in danger because of a hip replacement recall. If you have had a hip replacement it is important to talk to your doctor and to determine if the corrective hip replacement device implanted during your surgery has been recalled. Your doctor can also advise you on :
- The symptoms to watch for that might indicate that the hip replacement is failing.
- Whether further surgeries are important now or may be important in the future.
- What to do to protect your health.
A corrective hip replacement that works as it is intended to work can greatly improve your quality of life. If, however, you suffer from a defective hip replacement or a hip replacement recall then it is important to take the steps necessary to protect your health and your future.