Should Hip and Knee Prosthetics Come with a Warranty?

Lately, there have been several articles questioning if hip and knee prosthetics should come with warranties.  Considering the current, worldwide repercussions from failing metal on metal hip replacements and modular neck hip replacements, it’s no wonder manufacturers are being called upon to make good. These particular implants have caused major problems for people worldwide and…

How Durable Are Hip and Knee Replacement Prosthetics?

Historically, hip and knee replacement surgery was performed to treat severe arthritis in those aged 65 and older. The common belief was that a prosthetic joint usually would last for 10 years, then wear out or loosen requiring more surgery. Often the results of the re-do surgery were not as effective as the initial implant…