Lessons from the Metal-on-Metal Experience

What can we learn from the “unknowns” of new technology?

Mary Ann Porucznik

AAOS First Vice-President Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, is nationally recognized as a leading researcher on materials used in orthopaedic implants. At the 2012 annual meeting of the Association of Bone & Joint Surgeons, he addressed the ongoing investigations into the performance of metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implants, focusing on the lessons learned that can be applied to similar issues in the future.

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