Medical Billing Coding - Metal hip implants, cpt, codes
medical billing and coding forum

BC Advantage Magazine


General Forum

New Topic  |  Search

Thread Topic: Metal hip implants
Topic Originator: sandra
Post Date August 10, 2012 @ 9:32 AM
Metal hip implants

August 10, 2012 @ 9:32 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Research studies that wright conserve hip implants was approved by the FDA and the product was introduced as a solution to the deterioration of the hip joint which causes stiffness and severe pain. This is a metal-on-metal (MOM) hip implant and it is also used in treating avascular necrosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Some orthopedic surgeons limited its use on their patients while others ceased recommending them due to its side effects and hip failure some severe injuries have been reported, like infections, cancer, tumors and progressive bone deterioration. Arising number of patients complaining due to its injuries brought and file for wright hip lawsuit to claim for their compensation of injuries.

Copyright © 2008 Billing-Coding Inc