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Hip Replacement Failures Continue to Rise
“Metal-on-metal” hip replacements, specifically one implant made by a Johnson & Johnson Company called DePuy Orthopaedics, are causing problems within the first few years after replacement. The problem with metal-on-metal implants is that although the metal does not wear out quickly, they do create microscopic particles of metallic debris. This metallic debris can lead to soft-tissue and bone damage around the hip joint. In some patients, this tissue damage has been severe, causing permanent injury and requiring additional / revision surgery. Patients with metal-on-metal hip implants are much more likely to need additional, costly, and painful revision surgeries.
Patients with these metal-on-metal implants have also been found to have been diagnosed with metallosis. Metallosis is a build-up of metal debris in the soft tissue of the body.
Risks / Side Effects of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Systems
- Severe pain, typically radiating into the groin and/or back
- Difficulty standing or walking
- Necrosis (death of body tissue)
- Bone and soft tissue damage
- Elevated cobalt or chromium levels in blood
- Implant loosening
- Lysis (destruction of dissolution of cells)
- Device failure
- Fluid collection and/or masses of tissues collecting around the joint
- The need for additional revision surgeries (which may or may not be successful in correcting the problem)
Manufacturers of Metal on Metal and/or Defective Hip Replacement Systems
- Johnson & Johnson Hip Replacement Devices – ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System
- Stryker Rejuvenate and the Stryker ABG II
- Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular
- Biomet M2A Magnum
- Zimmer Durom Cup
- Wright Medical Conserve and Profemur Z Hip System
Metal-on-Metal (“MoM”) Hip Replacement System Recall / Litigation News and Updates
Did You or a Loved One Experience Any of The Above Symptoms or Injuries?
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