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HCA International latest advice for patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements.

London – 1 March 2012:  The safety and comfort of our patients is our primary concern.  The latest advice from the expert advisory group set up by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to supervise the ongoing care of patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements is that these patients should be monitored annually for the life of the hip replacement. This is because there is a small risk of some patients suffering complications with this type of implant.