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The National Joint Registry for England and Wales reported that metal-on-metal hip implants contain an ever-increasing failure rate. interestingly, the Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) manufactured by DePuy Orthopaedics, inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, was recalled last year and had the highest failure rate of approximately 33 percent within the first six years.
While a British registry issued this report, Americans should be wary because the United States does not have such a registry, yet has the highest rate for artificial hips and knee implants. in fact, of the 90,000 ASR units sold worldwide, 40,000 of them were used in the U.S. Additionally, the ASR was used in England and Wales before it was used in the U.S., so complaints in our country will continue to increase in time.
The British data further revealed that is was not just the ASR that failed; all metal-on-metal devices had a rapidly increasing failure rate overall vs. traditional hip replacement. this data is consistent with the limited U.S. data wherein the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received more than 5,000 adverse event reports in the first six months of 2011 regarding metal-on-metal hips, according to the New York Times.
In February 2011, the FDA issued a public health communication about metal-on-metal hip implants and noted that it was “actively working in several areas to assess the safety and effectiveness” of such implants, including a comprehensive review of risk-benefit profiles, utilization trends, patient selection criteria, pre-operative patient counseling, surgical technique, follow-up, and revision rates associated with metal-on-metal hip systems in the United States, as well as adverse events that may be associated with increased levels of cobalt and chromium in the bloodstream (fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/ucm241769.htm).
Then on may 6, 2011, the FDA issued orders to 21 manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip systems, including DePuy Orthopaedics, Stryker, Zimmer, Biomet and Wright Medical Technology, for postmarket surveillance studies, which required the companies to provide additional studies regarding the possible adverse health consequences of the implants.
Ennis & Ennis, P.A. recommends that anyone with a metal on metal hip implant system, who is experiencing pain in the groin, hip or leg, swelling at or near the hip joint, or a limp/change in walking ability, first seek medical attention. Then file an adverse event report with the FDA at https://accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/medwatch/medwatch-online.htm. Lastly, consult with an experienced attorney.
Ennis & Ennis is offering free, nationwide, confidential consultations to anyone who has a metal-on-metal hip replacement system by calling toll free 1-800-856-6405 or by going to ennislaw.com and completing an online case evaluation form.
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- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements Attract Federal Scrutiny
- Hip Replacement Patients Urged to Register to Automatically Receive Warnings
- Legal Victory for Victims With Recalled DePuy ASR Hip Replacement Implants Revealed
- FDA Reports DePuy ASR Hip Implant Complaints are Skyrocketing
- DePuy Recalls Articular Surface Replacement Hip Implant Devices
What is the percentage effectiveness of using a condom and the pill, compared to simply a condom?
My girlfriend is very hesitant to using the pill, and we're simply interested in the overall benifit.
It is not perfect, but brings the effectiveness up to nearly 100% if you use both of them correctly. Alone, each of them has an effectiveness in the 80-99% range. why is she hesitant to use the pill? There are other forms of hormonal birth control she could try and the best way to get information about the best type of birth control for the two of you is to speak to a doctor.
EDIT: when you are on the pill you still have a period every month. It is the same with most other hormonal birth control methods as well. if she is still worried about the hormones and period she really should speak to a doctor. It will alleviate her concerns, most likely, and will help the two of you make an INFORMED decision.
BC pills, when use as directed have a failure rate of only .5. that means, of 200 women taking them EXACTLY AS DIRECTED only one will become pg. not perfect, but pretty good. Condoms alone have a failure rate of approx 5….. of 100 women using only a condom approx 5 will become pg, usually because the condom was put on incorrectly or broke, or leaked.
Excellent – if she misses a pill, the condom will protect. if a condom splits, the pill will protect. Both are extremely effective forms of contraception, so used together, it's very unlikely you can go wrong.
The pill is 99% effective if taken correctly, condoms are 97 – 99 % i think.
I'm not sure how exactly you would work it out lol.
But all in all, you'd have to be VERY unlucky to get pregnant by taking both. I plan to use both.
this works out great,
If the guys condom breaks then the birth control will come into place.
there is REALLY slim chance she will get pregnant as long as you use the condom right and she takes the birth control on schedule it will be effective.