Hip Implant Defects
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Each year, more than 310,000 people receive artificial hip joints, which can significantly improve the quality of life for someone who has lost mobility. People whose hips have become arthritic or whose hips have deteriorated have benefited from new technology. While hip replacement has contributed to enhanced mobility for many Ohioans, some people have been harmed by hip implants. In some cases, poor design or defective materials have resulted in serious side effects for hip replacement patients.
Hip surgery is typically needed when an individual's hip joint is damaged because of injury, a tumor, arthritis or osteoporosis. Following surgery, a patient typically undergoes a half-year or more of rehabilitation and physical therapy. In some defective hip implant cases, hip implant patients will need a second surgery, or revision surgery, which can be painful and lead to other complications.
The following are some of the defective hip devices that have received attention over the past few years:
- DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System (a partial hip replacement designed to preserve more bone)
- DePuy ASR XL Acetabular Hip Replacement System (a total hip replacement system)
- Stryker Corporation's Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems
- Stryker Corporation's Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups
- Stryker Corporation's Accolade Femoral stem
- Biomet's metal-on-metal M2A Magnum Hip System
- Smith & Nephew metal liner (mostly used in stemmed total hip replacements)
- Wright Medical Profemur Hip Implants (implant components including Conserve Plus Cup, Conserve Total Femoral Head, Wright Modular Femoral Neck, Profemur E Cementless Stem, Wright Profemur Z-Femoral Stem)
Reportedly, some of the above-mentioned hip replacement systems did not go through a rigorous pre-market approval process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. As a result, people in Ohio and across the nation are dealing with hip implant failure or they are in need of another hip replacement procedure. Common symptoms of a defective hip implant include the following:
- Hip pain
- Difficulty walking
- Swelling in the hip
How an Experienced Defective Hip Implant Lawyer in Ohio Can Help
Protect your rights - and your future. Too much is at stake to try to deal with a defective hip implant matter on your own. Call Scott Smith for a free consultation at 800-930-7268 or contact us online. Because he works on a contingency fee basis, you don't pay any fees until he wins a financial settlement for you.