A television ad for a class action suit against the manufacturers of a failed hip replacement part grabbed my attention. Although I don't have the ad, I did find this article about a recall for a failed hip component and the subsequent higher-than-normal incidence of revisions (repeat surgeries).
I am sporting a fair bit of hardware. I have no idea who the manufacturers are, nor the serial numbers of those parts. That is something I would like to have in my medical records.
I think that patients should be given an owner's manual for each extra part that we are given. The car comes equipped with one. After all, aren't we the most valuable vehicle we own?
What do you think? Would you like to have a parts inventory after you've been given new hardware?