Due to increasing patient complaints, the FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants. Traditionally, hip implants were made with ceramic or plastic parts, but all metal parts were intended to be more durable and last longer. However, these metal-on-metal implants ended up failing at a higher than expected rate. While most implants last 20 years or more, these implants were failing in as little as five years. The surgeries are more invasive than typical hip replacement surgeries.
Problems with the hip replacements:
- Metallosis (tissue or bone death)
- Fracturing of the device
- Corrosion of the device
- Problems walking
Many patients require revision surgeries and suffer from significant post-revision complications. Some of these hip replacements have not yet been official “recalled.”
If you or someone you love has become victim to this defect, you need to act today and speak with a lawyer who can help obtain compensation for your injuries. Dimopoulos Injury Law is here to help. Call (702) 800-6000 or fill out the contact form and someone will contact you.