The business of hip and knee implants is growing. It’s not just baby boomers who need these implants, but the under 65 market is expanding as well. Estimates are that by 2030 when 4 million replacements will be put in, half of all patients will be under 65. Since people are getting replacements at a younger age, they will have th
In 2012, the FDA received almost 900,000 adverse event and medical error reports from consumers—but only 5 per cent of those reports concerned children less than 18 years of age.
However, reporting adverse effects in pediatrics can help shed important light on these products, especially since most pediatric clinical trials only contain a small number of patients. In addition, a product may be studied in one age group and approved for widespread use but affect another age group in a different way.