The aim of this opinion is to assess whether the use of MoM implants in arthroplasty, could give reasons for concern from the health point of view and, if possible, to provide indications on the design and patient groups and also to identify needs for further research.
In line with the Stakeholder Dialogue Procedures (Annex IV to the Rules of Procedures of the Scientific Committees), SCENIHR is now seeking feedback from the scientific community and stakeholders on the risk assessment related to the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants.
All interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the preliminary opinion by 25 April 2014 in view of gathering specific comments, suggestions, explanations or contributions on the scientific basis of the opinion, as well as any other scientific information regarding the questions addressed, to enable Scientific Committees to focus on issues which need to be further investigated.
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