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Detecting Metallosis After a Hip Replacement 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 … Read More

Can Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Cause Depression? 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 … Read More

Lawsuit Updates for Metal on Metal Hips Hip implants are touted as life-changing medical advancements designed to improve an individual’s quality of life. Unfortunately, in some cases patients suffer more pain and discomfort than expected from the devices. This is due to toxic poisoning from defective, metal on metal implants. It is commonly a result of Cobalt Chromium Toxicity. Thousands of hip replacement patients are discovering their hip implants are releasing cobalt and chromium particles into their bodies, whether or not they have symptoms. The primary hips associated with this complication include Stryker Accolade, Stryker Rejuvenate, Stryker ABG II, DePuy Pinnacle, DePuy ASR,  and Biomet M2A Magnum. Settlements continue for the following … Read More

The 510 (k) Process and Metal On Metal Hip Implants Currently, various medical devices enter the marketplace via a regulatory pathway, the 510(k) process, monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 510(k) process loosely evaluates for safety and effectiveness, and approves the clearance of new medical devices based on ones that are substantially similar and previously cleared. There are 3 classes of devices: Class 1: low-risk devices (e.g. toothbrushes, dental floss, band aids). Class 1 devices are subject to minimal regulatory controls. Class 2: moderate- risk devices (e.g. powered wheelchairs). Class 2 devices require greater regulatory controls. Class … Read More

Medical Implant Review Process