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Newer Implants Not Better, Many Worse

Posted by Sarah Showard | Dec 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Over 700,000 hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. As the population ages this number will increase significantly. There is concern that newer implants are being approved with insufficient testing resulting in increased failure rates. A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint surgery indicates that not a single new artificial hip or knee introduced over the past 5 years was any better than the older ones and many were worse. For example it is estimated that replacing metal-on-metal hips will not only result in additional surgeries for patients, but will cost companies, insurers and taxpayers billions of dollars.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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