And now all the news shows are talking about how knee, hip and even mesh implants are not tested before release to market. Isn't that reassuring. Each news report is talking to a different person that has had horrible experiences. All I have to say is so far so good.
Replacement parts are not always available for older model appliances, HVAC units, automobiles and all kinds of things. One of my sorority sisters had a TV quit working at about a year old. The repair took forever because of a lack of replacement part availability. My father, father in law and husband made a living by repairing home appliances, televisions, window air conditioners and all sorts of equipment.
But given the price of gasoline, who knows, we may go back to horse and buggy days. Then there will be a need for the buggy whip maker again. Wonder if we were to go back to that type of society if we would start having electronics that would break down more frequently. Cause in the 50's the televisions had all kinds of tubes that broke down frequently. My father in law noted one time that the tube replacements kept his business in the black. Add in record players that eventually became massive console stereo units that required repair pretty often, also. Remember how you knew the number of the needle your stereo record player needed?
I wonder if there will come a time a time when we will not need artificial parts for replacing worn out body parts. Will there come a time we can just buy a different unit to download our electronic brain stuff into a new iPeople. Well, until then guess I will be just as happy with the untested pieces parts fused into my body. Any way I do hope the failures of knee and hip implants will not cause the elimination of these replacement parts.