August, Hospital, Marathon, March, Pinnacle, Texas, Thought, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
I had a full hip replacement with a Pinnacle Marathon May 2010.
While putting on my shoes it dislocated, hospital emergency x-rays were taken showing the shaft of the hip was completly out of the cup with a large gap in-between the pain was unbearable & I was vomiting.
I was taken to theatre given full anaesthetic and the hip was put back in place
my leg was bound from top to bottom & wighted.
I was in hospital for a week.
This was August, the same thing happend December and again in March.
In April, the hospital decided to do a complete revision surgery. I was given an epidural and underwent 3 hours of hammering chopping and pulling.
All this in a space of 10 months.
I have placed this information with a solicitor but 4 years on and I am
being told they are awaiting the out come of the trial in Texas in September with the A.S.R.
Am I the only person to have had prblems with the pinnacle Marothon??
Kevin Timms said:
Hi, the Pinnacle Marathon is a metal on polyethylene implant – not metal on metal (which is the Pinnacle Ultimate). There have been a few reports of the plastic lugs that secure the polyethylene liner into the acetabular cup sheering off resulting in dislocation.
OK – that seems to gel with Isabella’s issues.
Hi just wanted to share my experience. I had both hips done with Pinnacle, Ultamet liners. In 2003, then 2004. I started getting sick in 2011. Allergies I never had before, rromiumespiratory problems that ended with a respiratory arrest in 2012. Then an attack of cardiomyopathy, when I NEVER had a heart problem. Now I am having intense pain in both hips, and scheduled for a surgery Aug. 11. My attorney also had a metal on metal hip, and understood what I have been going through for three years. So if you had a MoM hip and no mechanical problems, but having other health issues you never had before contact a doctor and get your blood levels done for cobalt and chromium! Many orthopedic doctors refuse to accept the metallosis problem. So you may have to find an orthopedist who has seen the damage the metal hips cause. I will not give up. I have to have the second hip done a few months after the first. This metallosis is a possible death warrant, several people have written about patients who had heart issues who had transplants, AND THEN the doctors figured out they had a problem with the metal hips, which caused the heart issues. Does Johnson and Johnson care? Heck no!, they are only worried about the bottom line, investors!
Jil Cleggett said:
Years of suffering, researching. and court cases that were orchestrated to prevent compelling technical eveidence from being presented permitted to present the facts that prooved my case, ,I can empathise enormously, but can also sadly state-That Orthopaedic world just do not care,(The majority) so long as their own reputation, and high dollar lifestyle is not affected. Dont wish to dispel your Faith in systems that should work to help us, not add to the suffering, majorly restricted mobility, and dramatically changed lifestyle, but we are just not getting what is needed and helpful, without spending a small fortune to opportunist companies and surgical teams that make wrong errors of judgement, with no accountability.. Metallosis is a cruel side effect, just as the numerous other problems that are associated with devices that have been pulled from the market years ago. Best Wishes and hope that your legal firm, can pull off
what appears to be ‘Ones death warrant’ one way or another. Jill.NZ.
Isabella, I am so sorry to hear of your plight. I have Pinnacle stems installed last year. The right side has actually settled in fine. The left side has been in pain ever since surgery. I fear that my left side will end up with an outcome like yours. Worst yet, I feel that I’m being lied to. The Docs insist that the left side is lined up correctly and looks just fine. They have come just short of calling me a liar! Honestly, as bad as my arthritis was, I’m beginning to regret the decision to have replacement surgery. Best to you, I pray you feel better soon!
I m messed up from the plastic DAY IN AND OUT FOR LIFE PAIN EVERY DARN DAY IN AND OUT!!!!!!!!!!