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Recommendations for metal-on-metal hip replacements updated by MHRA

Updated follow-up recommendations for metal-on-metal hip replacements have been released by the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in response to concerns about the safety and durability of hip-replacement systems. The update adds men who have smaller femoral head implants and women who have undergone hip resurfacing to the hip-replacement patients who are recommended for annual blood tests and imaging.

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