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When a patient receives a metal on metal (MoM) hip implant, there are many risks and side effects they may not be aware of. Among these complications is an adverse reaction to metal debris—sometimes called metallosis. This condition can make hip implant revision surgery necessary, so detecting it early is critical for patients. A study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery may have found a way to improve these detection procedures. Is Earlier Detection of Metallosis Possible? To evaluate if a patient is at risk of having an adverse reaction to metal debris, doctors measure levels of … Read More

Surgical procedures that involve replacing or fixing a prosthetic hip joint are usually more complicated than a patient’s original surgery. The recovery period after revision surgery is often longer, especially if the patient is older and weaker. How Should I Prepare Before My Revision Operation? According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, there are a few things you will need to do before your revision surgery. First, you will have an initial surgical appointment with your doctor. This consultation will include pre-operative X-rays, bone scans, a review of your medical and surgical history, a general physical examination, and a … Read More

Which Hip Implants Are Linked to Health Problems? Hip replacement prosthetics are supposed to help patients relieve hip pain and improve mobility. Some hip replacement devices, specifically metal-on-metal, can lead to serious complications. The following metal-on-metal hip replacement implants are associated with an increased risk of metallosis, cobalt toxicity, pseudotumors, and eventual need for revision surgeries. DePuy Pinnacle. DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, manufactured Pinnacle hip implants. The company manufactured the metal-on-metal hip implant until 2013 (when they pulled it off the market but did not recall the device). Patients with DePuy Pinnacle implants report experiencing chromium-cobalt … Read More

Stryker Settlement: Will I receive compensation for lost earnings? Video Transcript: Hi, this is Stewart Talley. I am the partner here responsible for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG 2 litigation. One of the questions that many of our clients have asked us is whether the settlement that is currently in place will take into account lost earnings. Many of our clients had revision surgery and, as a result of that surgery, they had to miss work for a substantial period of time. Some clients have been so injured by the tissue damage caused by their Stryker Rejuvenate that they can … Read More

Stryker Settlement: Will Broadspire continue paying my expenses? Video transcript: Hi, this is Stuart Talley. I’m the partner here responsible for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG 2 litigation. The reason I’m doing this video today is provide some information about a question that many clients have asked us about the recently announced Stryker settlement. Under the terms of the settlement, there is a specific provision that deals with Broadspire and as you probably know Broadspire is a company that was hired by Stryker to come in and help compensate people that have Rejuvenate or ABG II hips and they have … Read More

Stryker Settlement: When will I get paid? Video transcript: Hi, this is Stuart Talley. I’m the partner here responsible for the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG 2 litigation and the reason I’m doing this video today is to answer some questions that many people have asked about the recently announced Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II settlement. As you may know, there is a large settlement in place that will cover thousands of people and the question that everybody asks is: if I decide to accept this settlement offer that’s being made, when will i get paid? And the answer to that … Read More