Posts Tagged ‘hip implant failure’

Taxpayers Face Financial Burden of Hip Surgeries

Taxpayers must bear the financial burdens of hip revision surgeons, which are often expensive and complicated.

How DePuy Compares to Zimmer, Stryker Recalls

DePuy’s recall can be compared with two other recent hip replacement implant recalls made by Stryker and Zimmer.

Hip Replacement Surgery FAQ’s

The most frequently asked questions regarding hip replacement surgery are answered.

Why Your Hip May Be Hurting

Painful symptoms may result from osteoarthritis and require hip surgery, such as inability to bend, loss in flexibility, hip and leg stiffness, and limping.

How to Prepare for Hip Surgery

A patient about to undergo hip surgery should receive blood work, urinalysis, an EKG, a chest X-Ray, and meet with hospital nurses and their doctor before surgery.

DePuy Asks Patients to Sign Over Medical Records

A medical release form DePuy gave surgeons asks patients to release medical records and their hip implant to the company.

DePuy Hip Sales Stopped in Australia Before Recall

The sales of hips in Australia were stopped two years before a recall was issued due to the high rate of failure amongst DePuy’s ASR hip implants.

Signs Your Artificial Hip Implant Has Failed

The signs you’re experiencing failure of a hip implant include pain, limping, decreased flexibility, fatigue, squeaking, swelling, and inflammation.

Potentially Dangerous Metal Ions Shed Into Patient’s Bloodstream

Potentially dangerous metal ions are being shed into a patient’s bloodstream, caused by friction of the metal components.

Panel Convenes to Determine Case Consolidation

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Legislation is convening to determine if hip recall cases should all be transferred to one judge.

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