U.K. medical device maker Smith & Nephew (SNN -3.2%) slips after saying it's withdrawing the...

|About: Smith & Nephew plc (SNN)|By:, SA News Editor

U.K. medical device maker Smith & Nephew (SNN -3.2%) slips after saying it's withdrawing the optional metal liner component used in its hip implants, saying it isn't satisfied with clinical results. Approximately 7,700 metal liners have been implanted since the component was introduced in 2007, the majority of which have been used in stemmed total hip replacements.