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More than 100 different metal-on-metal hip implant systems all suffer from the same dangerous and defective metal-on-metal design

On July 27 & 28, 2012 the FDA Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee met in Washington D.C.  The 18-member panel recommended guidelines for monitoring more than 500,000 people in the US who currently have metal on metal hip replacements from any manufacturer, including long-term follow-up studies.  The panel found studies have shown there is little reason to take the risk posed by metal on metal devices, given the relative safety of alternative non-metal devices.  In addition the panel noted that metal debris from hip replacements present toxic risk for device recipients.  The panel noted more than 17,000 reported injuries caused by metal on metal hips, with an overall failure rate in excess of 10 percent after 5 years.

Note – certain hip stems, including the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular stems may exhibit the same Metallosis problems as metal on metal bearing surfaces no matter what bearing components may be attached to these stems.


Contact us if you have any Metal on Metal hip system and you have experienced any of the following: 

  • An explant or revision of the original implanted hip
  • Pseudo-tumors
  • Loosening of the implant
  • Dislocation
  • High levels of cobalt, chromium, titanium or any other metal in your blood, hip fluid, or other tissue
  • Significant residual pain
  • Significantly impaired mobility
  • Significant swelling
  • You had the hip implant replaced or have been advised the hip implant needs to be replaced
  • You had a pseudo tumor at the hip

We are investigating cases involving all metal-on-metal hip implants. If you are experiencing symptoms from a metal-on-metal hip implant, regardless of manufacturer, please contact us today.

These other hips are made by the manufacturers Biomet, Cormet,Depuy / Johnson & JohnsonHowmedica / Stryker, Smith & Nephew, Wright, Zimmer, and others.

For more than 30 years the Andrews & Thornton team of experienced attorneys has successfully obtained compensation for individuals injured by defective, dangerous medical devices and unsafe drugs.  Let us help you or your injured loved one.

You may be entitled to compensation. Please either complete our online form, email info@andrewsthornton.com, or call: 1-800-664-1734 

 

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