Smith & Nephew Inc. (SNN) Withdraws Hip Device Component  
6/4/2012 9:27:21 AM

Smith & Nephew PLC said Friday that it is pulling from the market a metal liner used in hip replacements. The London company said the device is the optional metal liner for its R3 Acetabular System hip devices. Smith & Nephew said it is "not satisfied with the clinical results" of the liner because some patients needed an additional surgery to have the liner removed. It described the move as a precaution and said patients who have not experienced problems don't need to have the liner removed.