Metal On Metal Hip Replacements
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 Fracture) hips
- 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 are not sure of the type of hip device implanted, give us a call at 419-318-0772 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.