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Metal-on-metal hip implants were once touted as a safe, effective and long-lasting treatment for hips that have been damaged by injury or some types of arthritis. These implants are supposed to last 10-15 years. Many patients receiving artificial hip implants are over the age of 55. But over time, these hip replacements can wear down, and patients that have received metal-on-metal implants, such as DePuy or Stryker models, can suffer a variety of painful side effects – some of which may start to manifest much earlier than they should. Unfortunately, many recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants may require revision surgery … Read More

Defects in metal-on-metal hip implants may not only cause physical pain, but also lead to psychological symptoms. These implants are used in total hip replacement surgeries as well as hip resurfacing surgeries. They often consist of ball-and-socket joins with both components made of metal. These types of implants are associated with a high risk of failure, leading to pain and potentially expensive medical bills. But did you know that undergoing a total hip replacement using a metal-on-metal hip implant could actually lead to neurological problems, including depression? Studies have shown that recipients of metal-on-metal hip implants who have been surveyed … Read More

Metal-on-metal hip implants can lead to a variety of injuries. But is there any way to predict which people are more likely to suffer problems caused by defective hip implants? According to a recently published Australian study, perhaps we can – by looking at a person’s genes. The award-winning research suggests that patients with a certain gene are more likely to suffer complications, including painful pseudotumors, from metal-on-metal hip replacements. The authors hope that this knowledge can be used to create a test that will help doctors choose the appropriate device for each individual patient. Identifying good candidates for different … Read More

In the past few months, several large hip manufacturers have announced global settlements programs in an effort to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging that their hips were defective. In almost all of these cases, the amounts being offered by the defendants do not reflect the true settlement value of the cases. However, despite the small amounts being paid, most plaintiffs are settling their cases as part of these settlement program. In considering a settlement, here are important things to consider. The decision to settle your case is yours and yours alone. If you have an attorney that is telling you … Read More

Zimmer Persona Knee Recall: Why was the Zimmer Persona implant removed from global distribution? The Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal tibial plate (device used in knee replacements) was recalled because there is a higher than expected rate of complaints for loosening of these implants. If an implant lacks appropriate fixation, it can cause the patient to experience pain and, in the long run, necessitate revision surgery. This Zimmer Persona Recall affects thousands of patients. If you, or someone you know, is affected by a recalled Zimmer Persona knee, the pertinent information compiled on our site can guide your next steps. Zimmer Inc., … Read More

Zimmer Inc. released the Persona Knee implant for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) in March 2012. They marketed the product stating, “Zimmer is redefining knee arthroplasty and ushering in a new era of personalization with the introduction of the Persona Knee.” On March 12, 2015, Zimmer Inc. recalled the Persona Knee after less than three years on the market. The recall includes approximately 12,000 implants sold throughout the United States. The recall was initiated because the knees are prone to loosening, resulting in severe pain for the patient and a subsequent need for revision surgery. Zimmer Recalls Persona Knee ImplantZimmer Inc. issued a voluntary Class 2 recall of the Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate. Recall notices were sent … Read More