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The Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System with metal liner is a cutting-edge hip implant device that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2009 for use in patients suffering from pain and limited mobility associated with:
As with other modern hip implant devices, the Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System is comprised of a round component modeled after the top of a healthy femur that fits within a cup-shaped component designed to reproduce a healthy hip socket. Aside from these basic design features, the Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System has a number of trademarked components and associated technologies that make this hip implant unique.
Zimmer Holdings, Inc. has specially engineered its Continuum® Acetabular System with the following technologies that are positioned to fit patients' specific needs while also mirroring their natural anatomy:
The Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System can be implanted with or without bone cement. It is not indicated for patients that have metal allergies, blood or kidney disorders, and/or systemic or local infections.
Despite its use of cutting-edge technologies and approximately two decades of supporting clinical data, the Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System has been linked to some risks that can require affected patients to need one or more invasive corrective hip surgeries.
Among the risks associated with the Zimmer Continuum® Acetabular System with metal liner are
Surgeons are strongly encouraged to closely monitor hip implant patients following implantation surgery for any indications that their device has become defective and their health has been compromised.
If you have suffered painful complications that required you to undergo revision surgery, you can seek compensation for your injuries. To learn more, schedule a free case review with a defective hip implant lawyer today.
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