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Zimmer issues warning on hip implants

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Zimmer has been notified by the French supplier of zirconia femoral heads, St Gobain Advanced Ceramics Demarquest, that 234 femoral heads, contained in one batch, distributed by Zimmer since 1999, have the potential to break over time. Zimmer is contacting physicians to notify patients that certain of the products, used in hip implants, may break.

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