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Problems with Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

February 28, 2014

Hip implants numbers are growing — but one type, metal on metal implants, is causing problems.

Monday’s show will address what you need to know about this procedure, especially if you’ve had this surgery.

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A pelvic x-ray shows a hip replacement. Photo by the NIH.

HOST : Dr. Thad Woodard

GUESTS: 

  • Steve Tower, MD is an orthopedic surgeon who’s experienced the problems of metal-on-metal implants
  • Jane Shelby, PhD, Director, Alaska WWAMI School of Medical Education and Assistant Dean, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Michael Mayor, MD is the William N. and Bessie Allyn Professor of Surgery in Orthopaedics at the Gseisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

LINKS:

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, March 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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