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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. Injured? Call Dr. Shezad Malik at 214-390-3189

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.

Hip Implants are a Big Business

Hip replacement is big business and the major orthopedic manufacturers all want a piece of this lucrative pie. In the early 2000s, there was a rush to market of inadequately tested MoM implants. The MoM implants were the result of an innovative idea that assumed that MoM hip implants to be longer lasting than traditional hip implants. Reality in real life did not match expectations. Continue reading

The manufacturers of the Wright Conserve metal on metal hip implant were hammered in a recent personal injury and defective product liability trial. The Georgia federal jury awarded $11 million to Robyn Christiansen, in the first bellwether Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit to go to trial.

Wright Conserve  metallosis attorney$10 Million Punitive Damages

The jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages, which is designed to punish the Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacturer for gross negligence for recklessly disregarding the safety of hip patients.

Over 500 Wright Conserve Hip Implant Lawsuits

Wright Conserve hip replacement manufacture is exposed to more than 530 personal injury and product liability lawsuits. Plaintiffs claim that patients suffered serious and catastrophic hip failures from the metal-on-metal design was unreasonably dangerous and defective.

Wright Conserve Hip Lawsuit Allegations

According to the lawsuits, the metal-on-metal hip leads to metallic debris to be released during the grinding action between the metal cup and metal ball, which causes early implant failure. Some complications include premature device failure, loosening, metal poisoning and metallosis and severe pain.

Artificial hip replacements are expected to last at least 15 to 20 years, but Christiansen’s Wright Conserve hip implant failed after only six years, resulting in the need for major revision surgery.

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