Are artificial hip implants safe?

Are artificial hip implants safe?

When you trust a doctor to implant a medical device inside you, you'd expect that device to be safe, tested, a pain reliever.

But that's not been the case for many New Zealanders, and thousands worldwide who have received artificial hips by manufacturer DePuy.

A half-billion-dollar settlement in the US last month has raised concerned about the safety of these devices and the mounting cost to New Zealand taxpayers.

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