The Vaginal Mesh Helpline continues it it’s mission to inform about all dangerous drugs and devices harming women. It appears that even the recent hip replacement recalls effect women more then men. When will women stop being the target of these manufacturers? The vaginal mesh has caused severe injury. Just today we received a call from a woman about her mother of 76 who must wear a colostomy bag after mesh removal. And now the FDA reports that these metal on metal and metal component hip implants put women at a higher risk. Both the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are dangerous surgical implants that have a greater failure rate and complications for women.
Many articles and reports have been released that discuss hip replacements having a greater failure rate in women.
Hip replacements like Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG II are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The research was financed by the Food and Drug Administration. Another report discusses hip resurfacing and states a drawback for women because of the bone weakening that accompanies menopause. Meanwhile, even advocates of resurfacing acknowledge that they have yet to agree on how best to screen women for the procedure.
“We were surprised by the results, as studies suggest that larger heads should have lower wear and a lower risk of dislocation. However, we have seen an increase in revisions for pain and loosening, particularly in women,” says Alison Smith, a study author and statistician at the University of Bristol in the U.K. Depending on patient age and implant head size, the revision rate for all-metal hips is three to four times higher in women and two to three times higher in men compared with other implants.
The FDA Reports Women At a Higher Risk For Failure
The Food and Drug Administration, along with its safety communication, has included a list of risk factors that can increase a patient’s chances of suffering from metal on metal hip implant complications. Patients who are overweight, female, or physically active are more likely to suffer complications related to these hip replacement systems, and patients who have a sensitivity to certain metals, have kidney failure, have a suppressed immune system, or take corticosteroids are also more at risk.
It seems women are always the victims for these manufacturers that choose profits over warnings.
Hip Replacement Failure More Likely In Women, Study Says Studies on Google News Today
Hip replacements are more likely to fail in women than in men, but the overall risk of implant failure is low–according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA, and that was funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Women account for the majority of the more than 400,000 patients who undergo either full or partial hip replacements in the U.S. each year.
“This is the first step in what has to be a much longer-term research strategy to figure out why women have worse experiences,” said Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Research Center for Women & Families.
It appears the smaller frame and difference in the curve of the hip and pelvic region accounts for this. Anatomy appears to play a role. Women tend to have smaller joints and bones than men, and so they tend to need smaller artificial hips. Devices with smaller femoral heads the ball-shaped part of the ball-and-socket joint in an artificial hip are more likely to dislocate and require a surgical repair.
I wonder why there cannot be two types of replacements, one for women and one for men. But, since they are all being recalled it would just mean more injured women. I am sure there would be extensive marketing to hook women in explaining how their lives would remain active and have a better quality. If you or a wife, mother, girlfriend or female loved one has been injured by these hip implants contact us and we will direct you to a Stryker Hip Replacement lawyer.