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Patients Seek A Different Approach To Hip Replacement Surgery

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Young-min Kwon of Massachusetts General Hospital holds the metal-alloy ball of Susy Mansfield's faulty artificial hip joint. The yellowish tissue on top is dead muscle caused by a reaction to the metal debris produced by the defective hip implant. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early

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