Despite multiple recalls of DePuy and Stryker and Zimmer metal-on-metal hip implant devices, patients who received them are still having issues. The percentage of patients coming back in pain and with other serious symptoms requiring revision surgery continues to increase, according to information presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
A number of doctors stopped using the devices months before the recalls even though the devices had been marketed as substantial improvements on other types of devices. Sales claims included greater stability, increased range of motion, and less wear. But several cases very early on showed problems with the devices.
After the recalls were issued, a number of patients had their blood tested for elevated levels of metallic ions, a condition called metallosis, a potential side effect of the metal-on-metal devices.
If you or someone you know received a metal-on-metal hip implant device made by Stryker, Zimmer or DuPuy and you are having any unusual symptoms – from fatigue to pain or trouble walking, sitting or standing – don’t wait to get medical treatment. And don’t hesitate to talk with a qualified attorney at Hendler Lyons Flores, PLLC about your legal rights. You may qualify to seek compensation for what you are going through. Learn more about metal on metal hip implants here and then contact us to speak with an attorney knowledgeable about the problem. Call us any time, night or day. 800.443.6353 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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