Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Medicines And Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency-Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Metal Artificial Hips

Britain wants stringent checks on metal hip implants

LONDON (Reuters) - Most British patients with all metal artificial Hips should be followed up throughout their lifetime with regular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to check for any potential problems, Britain's medical regulator said on Tuesday. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued the new clinical guidelines to doctors about the artificial hips after some patients reported problems that needed more surgery or caused other Health Problems. The regulator said around 49,000 patients out of 65,000 with all-metal hips were in a high risk category. ... read more..

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