Getting a hip replacement can open doors for individuals with limited mobility. When successful, a hip replacement increases freedom, mobility, and mental/emotional fortitude. When hip replacements fail, the results can be devastating for the victim and their family.
In recent years, a number of hip replacement surgery components have been recalled due to high failure rates. These failures can lead to serious complications that require hospitalization and corrective surgeries. Some known defective hip components include:
This metal-on-metal hip implant is known to wear prematurely, causing painful side effects and the need for revision surgeries.
ASR™ Hip Resurfacing and XL Acetabular systems have been recalled following significant percentages of patients requiring revision surgeries within five years of receiving the implants.
Stryker® Rejuvenate and ABG II Devices
Stryker® Orthopaedics voluntarily recalled certain hip implant models after reports of fretting and corrosion that can cause complications, such as tissue death and metallosis.
Wright PROFEMUR® and CONSERVE® Hip Implants
Patients with certain Wright hip implant models may require further surgical procedures due to higher-than-average premature failure rates.
Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component (“Durom Cup”)
Due to inadequate instructions for use, Zimmer voluntarily recalled its Durom® Cup metal-on-metal hip implant in 2008.
If you or someone you love suffered complications after a hip replacement surgery, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries. Call our experienced defective medical device attorneys today for a free evaluation.