Cobalt chrome, Cobalt poisoning, DePuy, DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System, DePuy Orthopaedics, DePuy Pinnacle System, Dislocation, DuPuy ASR, Durom, Durom Cup, hip, Hip Replacement, Johnson & Johnson, joint replacement, Sulzer, Zimmer, Zimmer Durom, Zimmer Hip Litigation
What to Do If You Have Problems With Your Zimmer Durom Cup Implant?
Author: Elisabeth Kuhn
The DePuy ASR XL recall has been getting all the press lately. At the same time, the Zimmer hip replacement recall seems to have dropped off the radar. But if you have a Zimmer Durom Cup implant, you need help too. Read on to find out more.
Hip implant recalls have been all over the news lately, so awareness is increasing that hip replacement surgery can be more risky than some people have anticipated. The problem with recalls of hip implants: you have to have major surgery to fix it.
And that’s bad news. Hip surgery is a major procedure and requires an extensive recovery period, generally with lots of physical therapy. And if it has to be done again to replace a faulty implant, it generally is only getting more complicated and risky. The reason for that is that the implant may have caused some damage to the surrounding tissues, and so it becomes every more challenging for the surgeon to complete a successful ‘revision.’
Now what’s the issue with the Zimmer hip replacement recall? As in the case of most recalls, even those that happened earlier, such as the Sulzer hip implant recall, the Zimmer Durom Cup was found to produce a higher than expected failure rate, with a significant percentage requiring a second round of surgery within two years. That’s bad. Most people hope that their new artificial hip joints will last as long as they do, or at least a couple of decades. So if they start failing within a couple of years, that\’s the beginning of a nightmare.
So if you been caught up in the Zimmer recall, or, as a matter of fact, in the DePuy recall, what should you do?
If you have one of the recalled hip implants, the first thing you should do is see a doctor you trust, and find out what\’s going on. And yes, you should do that whether or not you have symptoms. The reason for that is that there are problems that don’t come with the ‘normally’ expected symptoms. The normal symptoms would be hip pain, lose hip joints, funny noises, instability, inflammation and other problems in the location of the artificial hip joint.
But some problems aren’t as easily identified, and some won’t even have symptoms. The DePuy ASR implant for example, can cause metal toxicity that has symptoms that are often not at all associated with the artificial joint.
You should also get legal advice as soon as possible because if your implant is part of the Zimmer hip replacement recall, you may well be entitled to compensation.
About the Author
CLICK HERE to claim your FREE special report on the seven biggest mistakes that could ruin your compensation case… and how to avoid them.
Download your FREE Report right now and receive an invitation for a FREE Hip Recall Compensation Consultation.
Technorati Tags: Arthritis, Birmingham Hip Replacement, Chrome Poisoning , chromium ions, Chronic Pain, cobalt chrome, Cobalt Chrome, Cobalt Ions, Cobalt Poisoning, DePuy, DePuy Hip Recall, DePuy Hip Recall Litigation, DePuy Lawsuit, hip implant failure, Hip Pain, Hip Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Hip Revision, Johnson & Johnson, joint replacement, Metal Hypersensitity, metal-on-metal hip, MoM hips, total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, Zimmer, Zimmer Hip Lawsuit
- Profit rises 23 percent at Zimmer (earlsview.com)
- DePuy Hip Recall Takes Toll on Johnson & Johnson Finances (earlsview.com)
- DePuy Pinnacle Implants May Cause Same Problems as Defective ASR Implants (earlsview.com)
- Will the DePuy Pinnacle Bring the Next Wave of Lawsuits? (earlsview.com)
- Veterans are Put through Another War – Hip Recall (earlsview.com)
- Crucial Documents Could Determine DePuy Hip Replacement Lawsuit Results (earlsview.com)