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Metal-on-metal implants update

It has recently been reported that a type of metal-on-metal hip implant previously supplied by DePuy and manufactured in the UK may have been faulty due to manufacturing defects which led to sizing incompatibility. This sizing error during production could wear the implant out prematurely.

This type of metal-on-metal hip implant hasn’t been used at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital for five years. Patients who received the implant have been identified and are already being reviewed annually.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our PALS team on 0121 685 4128 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.