Drugwatch.com has brought to our attention the recent Johnson and Johnson recall of its ASR XL Acetabular metal-on-metal hip replacement system. The system is said to have failed 1 in every 8 patients. The hip replacement system can cause swelling pain and more seriously Metallosis which is caused by the rubbing of metal on metal within the system.
If you or a loved one has received a hip implant within the last 5 years and have experienced pain, swelling, or problems walking since you may want to consult your doctor to verify the prosthesis used.
For more information speak to your doctor or head to http://www.drugwatch.com/news/2010/11/16/recalled-depuy-hip-devices-may-cause-metallosis/
For evaluation of any other hip or low back problems feel free to call Dalkeith Chiropractic for advice.