Bayer Pharmaceuticals is under scrutiny after the noted dangerous adverse effects of Mirena. The manufacturer is also in the federal government’s radar for misrepresenting the device and concealing its possible risks to the public. Mirena, an Intrauterine Device (IUD), was originally approved by the Food and Drug Administration as an intrauterine contraceptive and it was
In April, 2014 the FDA issued a warning about the mesh saying, ”The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued two proposed orders to address the health risks associated with surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). If finalized, the orders would reclassify surgical mesh for transvaginal POP from a moderate-risk
The Medtronic Infuse Bone Graft is a medical device intended to be implanted after bone graft surgery in the lower back as an alternative to using the patient’s own bone to graft to the area. A sponge-like substance is soaked in bone protein is implanted between vertebrae. The bone protein stimulates the bone to grow
DePuy Orthodontics designed the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System for younger patients who need a device to last longer and give them better flexibility and range of motion than previous hip replacements. The metal-on-metal construction was supposed to last longer and eliminate overuse failures experienced with other replacement systems. The metal-on-metal construction is associated with metallosis.
While shoulder pain pumps were very helpful for many patients, a notable number of ofthose who have had the surgery developed a condition called postrathroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL); something that is worse than the initial condition leading to needing the pain pump in the first place. According to a study by the American Academy of