For most of us as we get older, artificial hip implants become a reality.
The procedure can help us live a more comfortable lifestyle as we age
but they will also have a certain level of risk involved which includes
the wearing down of the component material. But unlike artificial hip
replacement, metal-on-metal hip replacements have unique set of risk on
top of artificial hip implants.
Recently, metal-on-metal hip replacement manufacturers have come under
fire from former patients. All have reported a variety of symptoms that
include pain, swelling and problems walking. These symptoms are normal
for patients who have received hip replacements but could be a sign that
something is wrong if these problems persist. Another problem is when
metal debris spreading in the hip area has been reported due to the metal-on-metal
friction involved from both metal components moving in sync.
The main hip devices that are under scrutiny are:
- Johnson & Johnson/DePuy: ASR Total Hip Replacement and ASR Resurfacing
System hip (Recalled in August, 2010)
- Johnson & Johnson/DePuy: Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip
- Zimmer: Durom Cup Hip
- Stryker: Rejuvenate and ABG II Stems (Recalled on July 4, 2012)
- Biomet: M2a and 38 Diameter hips
- Wright: (a) Conserve, (b) Dynasty, (c) Lineage and (d) Profemor (Femor
- Smith and Nephew: R3 Liner hips (Recalled on June 1, 2012)
Toledo’s medical malpractice attorneys,
Williams DeClark Tuschman, are currently reviewing cases that involve Metal-on-Metal hip replacement
manufacturers. Whether you’ve have had any of the above metal-on-metal
hip devices implanted or not sure of the type of hip device implanted,
give us a call at
419-241-7700 for a free consultation. We are more than happy to assist you in any questions
you may have and direct you to the appropriate course of action.