Posts Tagged ‘hip replacement recall’

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.

Second Hip Surgeries Riskier For Patients

Many hip implant patients must undergo a second surgery. Hip implant failure could occur due to defects including loosening, breaking, or infection.

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.

Why Do Hip Implants Lack Warranties?

Hip implants lack warranties because they claim patients and surgeons are to blame for failure, and make a large profit from not having warranties.

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.

Younger Patients Face Many Complications from Hip Surgery

Younger patients who underwent hip surgery may face long-term problems such as muscle and nerve damage or metal poisoning.

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.

What Are Some Results of Hip Surgery?

Hip surgery may result in several complications including bleeding, infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and dislocation.

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