Metal on Metal Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Surgery
Typically, this type of surgery is conducted in order to help with pain and a failing hip. If successful, the pain post-surgery and recovery should be bearable or minimized, but afterwards, some patients find that they have suffered failure with the hip implant that leaves them in excruciating pain—unable to walk, with swelling, and often times needing another hip replacement surgery. Because so many patients have suffered this kind of problem, many manufacturers have issued a metal on metal hip replacement recall.
Problems With Metal On Metal Hip Implants
- Problems walking; and
- More surgery meaning more medical bills and more pain and recovery time
Metal On Metal Hip Implants
They were created in order to decrease the likelihood of a hip dislocation that may happen with a normal bone joint or traditional plastic implant. They were also created to reduce the likelihood that the device would wear out like a normal hip implant. While these are great benefits, the drawbacks were far more severe and far outweighed the benefits. They have a higher failure rate, can leave tiny particles of metal inside of the body which can cause soft-tissue and bone damage around the hip joint. These metal on metal hips can also cause severe permanent injury that leads you or a loved one to spending even more time in the hospital with more and more surgeries. It can also even cause more metal inside of the bloodstream.
Let Us Help You
We hip implant attorneys are here to help you get out of the pain of your failing metal on metal hip implant as well as the pain of the hospital bills, and emotional scarring. Please don’t continue to suffer in silence.