Doctors have been performing hip replacement surgery for decades, with the earliest modern procedure dating back to 1940. As hip implants have grown more sophisticated over the years, they have tended to last longer and improve the quality of life for their wearers. But when they fail to work properly, it can lead to pain, inability to walk and other complications that sometimes require additional surgery.
Depuy Hip Replacements
In 2010 Depuy issued a massive recall of its ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system. This was primarily due to a U.K. study showing a failure rate of over 13 percent in the first five years.
Zimmer Hip Replacements
The Zimmer Durom Hip Cup and the Zimmer hip replacement method were heavily promoted as ways to ensure a quicker recovery and provide patients with more mobility than with traditional hip replacements. In 2008 Zimmer issued a recall of the Durom Cup over concerns about the cup’s surface.
Stryker Hip Replacements
Stryker manufactured two types of hip replacement units: the Rejuvenate and the ABG II. Both were recalled in July 2011 due to metal-on-metal injuries.
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Metal Hip Failure Diagnosis
If you are experiencing negative medical symptoms following a metal hip replacement, they could be from a wide variety of conditions, including chromium toxicity, cobalt toxicity or metallosis.
Product Liability Law
Product liability law states that a manufacturer may be liable for thousands or millions of dollars in damages due to product defects causing injuries or damage to an individual.
Justice For All
Tens of thousands of patients have filed lawsuits against hip manufacturers, and millions of devices have been recalled. Depuy alone has recalled 93,000 replacement hips worldwide and 37,000 in the United States alone.
Hip Replacement Risks
Common complications from the hip replacement procedure include infection, blood clots, joint fractures and nerve injury.
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