Smith & Nephew announced Friday that it was pulling a metal liner used in hip replacements from the market.
The London company said the device is the optional metal liner for its R3 Acetabular System hip devices. Smith & Nephew said it is “not satisfied with the clinical results” of the liner because some patients needed an additional surgery to have the liner removed. It described the move as a precaution and said patients who have not experienced problems don’t need to have the liner removed.
If you have had the metal liner described above as part of your hip replacement and are having physical problems, contact our office, we may be able to help.