The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently looking into metal-on-metal hip devices used in hip replacement surgeries. The review comes on the heels of numerous complaints arising from patients who receive them.
The issues that are being reported involve loosening of the device, metallosis (metal debris buildup in the soft tissue and bone), fractures, as well as corrosion that can require additional surgery to fix the issue. Our firm is looking into all cases that pertain to these metal-on-metal hip devices.
These devices include but are not limited to ASR XL Acetabular System, the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II neck systems. DePuy Pinnacle, Zimmer Durom Cup, Wright Conserve, Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip systems are also being investigated. The complications with these devices have been noted to be pain and discomfort, swelling, and mobility issues.
Contact our office at (303) 327-9988 if you or someone you know have received one of these metal on metal hip devices. We can also be reached via our website.