A man from Louisiana is one of the latest plaintiffs to file a defective hip lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics.
On April 22,... read more
The parts of an artificial hip replace the natural ball and socket hip joint. The ball, which rotates within the hip socket, is attached to the thigh bone by a metal stem. The stem is inserted into a canal the surgeon makes in the femur or thigh bone.
A stem can be fit into the canal tightly so it holds the implant in place. Or, a stem can be inserted into the canal and held in place by epoxy-cement. Stems loosen over time, especially in more active or heavy patients because wear causes the cement to crack or fracture.
An implant might also become loose if the friction between the metal ball at the top of the femoral stem and the polyethylene acetabular cup (the artificial hip socket) causes debris to shed from the cup. Particles of debris which are shed from the cup or the cement holding the implant in place trigger an inflammatory response. Inflammation of the surrounding tissue and bone can cause bone loss around the implant. Eventually, bone loss can cause the implant to loosen.
When a hip implant loosens, it begins to move a little bit. Symptoms of a loosened hip replacement include:
When a hip implant fails, revision surgery is needed. Revision surgery is more complicated and the results are usually not as successful as the original surgery. This is because:
Problems with some hip implants are occurring much sooner than usual, sometimes within three to five years after hip replacement surgery. Implants normally can last from 15 to 20 years.
If you or someone you love has required revision surgery due to a loose implant, we may be able to help you recover compensation for your pain and suffering as well as the cost of revision surgery and lost wages. Contact a hip implant lawyer for more information.
We are helping families across the country to get the compensation they are due.
Simply fill out this form or call
Free. No Obligation.
ATTORNEY ADVERTISING -
Flood Law Group LLP
1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004
Note: The use of the Internet for communications with the firm will not establish an attorney-client relationship and messages containing confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent. I agree that submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship and that the information I am providing may be used to check for conflicts of interest to determine if the firm can assist me with my legal inquiry. I Agree:*
Earlier this week, the FDA launched a new website which is aimed at helping patients learn more about whether medical devices... read more
Any plaintiff who has joined the multidistrict litigation (MDL) of consolidated Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuits is now required to notify the... read more
When most people consider hip replacement surgery or artificial hips, they think of elderly patients. What many people may not know... read more
Are You Having Problems with Your ASR Hip Implant?Contact Us Today