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The Smith & Nephew Reflection 3 (R3) Acetabular Hip was approved via the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510k process in 2007. Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics issued a recall for metal liners of the R3 acetabular system on June 1, 2012. The use of Smith & Nephew R3 in total hip replacements is associated with a higher than expected number of revision surgeries, prompting a market withdrawal of the devices. The metal-on-metal liner is linked to various health issues including but not limited to: infection dislocation metal sensitivity loosening/lysis fracture difficulty walking and pain Smith & Nephew recommends physicians maintain … Read More