Don’t Suffer Alone; Complications After Metal-on-Metal Hip Revision
Are you suffering after your hip implant revision surgery? A high percentage of patients implanted with monoblock metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip implants like the DePuy ASR suffer from early complications after revision surgery. Louis Stryker, M.D. and his colleagues understand that the reasons metal-on-metal hip implants fail are quite unique compared to conventional hip replacements. These include metallosis and other adverse tissue reactions. Because of the distinct failure mode of metal-on-metal devices, Dr. Stryker et al. reviewed potential complications following revision. The implants they investigated were from Biomet, DePuy, Wright Medical and Zimmer. The complications they found included aseptic loosening, deep infection, dislocation, acetabular fracture, superficial infection, infected hematoma, hematoma and delayed wound healing. They found that older patients are at an increased risk for early complications after revisions while there were no particular differences in sex or time between implant and revision surgery. If you or a loved one have been implanted with one of these devices and have undergone a revision surgery, please contact one of the attorneys at Weisman, Kennedy & Berris to discuss your case.
See Stryker, L. et al. Revisions of Monoblock Metal-on-metal THAs Have High Early Complication Rates, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 473, 469-74
Weisman, Kennedy and Berris is currently serving on the leadership of national litigation involving DePuy’s ASR and Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABGII devices. The firm has extensive experience in handling lawsuits against orthopedic device manufacturers and has been extremely successful in obtaining just compensation for clients from across the country for pain, suffering and lost wages resulting from failed implants. If you or someone you know has experienced such a failure, attorneys at Weisman Kennedy and Berris would be happy to answer any questions you might have about available rights.