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Articles Tagged with Metallosis

Profemur Hip Implant Fracture. Today I am going to discuss the sad state of affairs regarding Profemur metal-on-metal (MoM) hips, the early failure, and the need for painful and costly revision surgery.

Metal on Metal hip implants fail prematurely at a high rate and may need a revision surgery to correct

Metal on Metal hip implants fail prematurely at a high rate and may need a revision surgery to correct

The focus of this piece is on Wright’s line of Profemur hips which continue to fracture at an alarming rate. The Wright Profemur Total Hip System is a modular implant, consisting of a femoral stem, a modular neck, and a femoral head, connected to a metal acetabular cup.

Metal Hip Failure and Metallosis. Many metal on metal hip replacement systems and metal hip components that were implanted have been linked to high premature failure rates and other severe complications.

Metal Hip Failure and Metallosis

These metal on metal hip designs were touted to last over 20 years and provide greater mobility and patient functionality.

Metal Hip Failure and Metallosis

Zimmer Hip M/L Taper failure Lawsuits. Sadly, many metal on metal hip replacement systems and hip parts that were implanted in recent years have been associated with high failure rates and other serious complications.

Zimmer Hip M/L Taper failure Lawsuits

Zimmer Hip M/L Taper failure Lawsuits. Zimmer is exposed to many lawsuits over the combination of the Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis and Zimmer VerSys Hip femoral head.

Recently, Donald Fletcher from California claims that problems following a metal hip replacement were caused by defects with the Zimmer M/L Taper hip components used during his procedure. According to Fletcher, the cobalt-chromium femoral heads are an unreasonable risk of harm to patients who receive the implant.

Smith & Nephew hip lawsuit settlement. Over the past ten years, metal on metal (MOM) hip implants have been criticized over their increased risk of premature failure and another serious complication known as metallosis.

Smith & Nephew hip lawsuit settlement

Smith & Nephew hip lawsuit settlement. Smith & Nephew Birmingham hip failure linked to design defect causing personal injury, metallosis, pain and need for risky revision surgery according to lawsuits

Metal hip replacement devices are expected to last 10 years or more. Now it is discovered that some newer-generation hip replacement devices have a higher failure rate because of the metal-on-metal components.

Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure. Many metal hip manufacturers have been under fire for the past decade over the premature failure of their metal on metal hip designs.

Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure

Smith & Nephew Birmingham Resurfacing premature hip failure. Smith & Nephew under fire over its BHR line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and pseudotumors.

Smith & Nephew Urgent Field Safety Recall Notice

Smith Nephew Birmingham Hip Failure Lawsuits. Injured patients blame Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) and R3 hip replacement implants for their injuries and premature device failure. These plaintiffs filed a petition in early February with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all pending federal BHR and R3 cases in a single venue or courthouse.

Smith & Nephew Hip Failure lawsuits

Smith Nephew Birmingham Hip Failure Lawsuits. Smith & Nephew under fire over its BHR line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and pseudotumors.

Earlier this week the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced that all federally-filed Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing lawsuits will be transferred to U.S. District Court in Maryland, for pre-trial consolidation and centralization.

Defects in a Stryker Accolade metal hip and LVIT V40 head are linked to early device failure, according to allegations in a recent Texas Stryker Hip Failure lawsuit. Stryker Orthopedics is under fire and exposed to many metal hip implant failure lawsuits after premature failure of their metal hip devices were found in national registries and in medical studies.

Stryker Hip Failure lawsuits

Stryker Hip Failure lawsuit. Stryker under fire over its LFIT line of metal hip devices causing metal poisoning and pseudotumors.

Stryker Premature Hip Failure

Francis Hassett, from Florida claims he developed damaging metal poisoning after hip implant replacements with a Stryker Accolade TMZF femoral stem and LFit V40 femoral head.

Florida Stryker Metal Hip Poisoning Lawsuits

Florida Stryker hip metal poisoning lawsuit hammers LFIT line of metal hip devices as causing metal poisoning and premature failure 

According to Hassett, his Stryker defective hip implants caused a dangerous level of cobalt and chromium metal ions in his body, and a serious fluid leakage around the artificial hips, indicating severe local tissue inflammatory reactions.

Stryker Orthopedics and its parent company Howmedica Osteonics, is in the cross hairs over another round of product liability litigation over their allegedly defective metal hip implants, involving their Stryker LFit V40 femoral component.

Stryker Metal Hip Failure Lawsuits

Stryker metal femoral head V40 implants linked to early failure and urgent revision surgery according to lawsuits

This Stryker metal femoral head component was removed from the market last year because of an increased risk of premature failure, metal corrosion and cobalt, chromium metal blood poisoning, known as metallosis.

Metal on metal hip implants have been around for the past two decades but they have been plagued with early failure, metal poisoning, tissue destruction and finally the need for painful replacement surgery.

Hip Implant Failure Attorney

Metal on metal hip implants have a high failure rate including those manufactured by Biomet, DePuy, Encore, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Wright and Zimmer.

Now Howmedica Osteonics and its subsidiary Stryker have the dubious honor of being the latest metal on metal hip manufacturer to join the metal hip failure rogues gallery.

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