Has there been an FDA recall of Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular Hip Replacement System?

Yes.  On June 1, 2012, Smith & Nephew recalled the metal cup liner of the R3 Acetabular Hip Replacement System.  However, surgeons are still permitted to use the R3 Acetabular System in combination with non-metal liners only.

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