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Hip Implant Failure

February 24, 2012

Some implants for hip replacement surgery are being recalled and some are loosening prematurely. On this edition of Line One we will discuss these problems with Anchorage orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Tower and Dr. Michael Mayor, Dartmouth orthopedic surgeon and past chairman of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices.

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HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard

GUEST:

  • Steve Tower, MD, orthopedic surgeon
  • Michael Mayor, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth School of Engineering; past chairman of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Orthopedic and Rehabilitation

LIVE BROADCAST: Mon, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

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