Faulty Orthopedic Implants Causing Many Problems
According to the United States Census Bureau, the U.S. will come to a turning point in 2030, when every surviving member of the baby boomer generation will be 65 or older. For the first time in history senior citizens will make up 1/5 of the U.S. population and outnumber children.
This will expand medical technology and devices commonly used among seniors, will sell more than ever before. Things such as arthritis and other orthopedic diseases are expected to rise as the population grows older.
One major problem with this is there are already problem with implanted orthopedic devices in current patients. Medical devices can cause serious injury or even death in patients if not regulated properly.
Most medical devices are not tested independently and are approved based on the fact that they are similar to the old device. This Is a way for companies to approve these faster and make money.
Studies show that most of orthopedic devices specifically 11.5% of them are recalled due to the fact of a non-pre-approved testing.
Companies over the last year have made over 4 billion dollars off of these devices. Big money for companies but also big consequence for patients.
Types of Orthopedic implants
- Hip Implants
- Shoulder Implants
- Knee Implants
Signs and Symptoms of a Failed Implant
Here are some signs to look for after receiving an implant
- Pain and/or swelling at the location of the implant
- Impaired mobility
- Loosening of the implant
- Fracture in the surrounding areas
- Skin rash, cardiomyopathy, sudden neurological or psychological changes, impairment of renal function, thyroid dysfunction
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