Who receives the bad hip implants? (California) (California)

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Who receives the bad hip implants? (California) (California)

Postby 4anewusers on Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:42 am

Who receives the less than stellar hip replacement?

Hip Implant Adverse Events - FDA PEAC Committee
Patient advocate testifies before the FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee on the dangers of chromium cobalt hip implants along with patient safety concerns with the FDA medical device approval process and post market adverse event reporting. Patients voices are important.

This was a patient engagement advisory committee meeting, however most of the speakers were from industry and only a handful of patient advocates from across the US were in attendance. The patient advocates who were able to attend did an amazing job and I was extremely inspired by this one. I can understand why she received applause in a meeting were applause is not allowed. Some of the subject matter is about the importance of patient input. I believe more patient input would be helpful on many arena's in healthcare and workers' compensation industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbBtNXV ... e=youtu.be

Hip implants are not all equal. Many have reported 25% failure rate and have read the number is closer to 100% for some devices. How can workers' compensation insurers save money on paying for multiple replacement surgeries, devices and increase disability? I suggest you require physicians to submit device information before surgery for approval. Review FDA database for FDA approval and FDA Maude database for problem devices, or hire a company to do it for you http://deviceevents.com/tracking-troubl ... ce-events/. It would not take long to develop lists of problem devices.This would limit the amount of workers' compensation patients from receiving the less than stellar devices.
Patient Advocate for medical device safety and ethics. •Modern medicine offers important benefits, yet it also has the capacity to cause harm;•Those harms arise from three central failings: the overuse, underuse, and misuse of medical services.
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Re: Who receives the bad hip implants? (California) (California)

Postby 4anewusers on Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:10 pm

The history on hip implants and why implants today have a failure rate 20 times higher than those made in the 70"s.

http://www.healthwatchusa.org/conferenc ... -tower.htm
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Re: Who receives the bad hip implants? (California) (California)

Postby 4anewusers on Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:33 pm

http://www.startribune.com/effort-to-im ... 451942493/

I would also like to see this info submited before a surgery is done using a medical device, not only during billing, but this is a start.
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