Report Documents New Complication Related to DePuy Hip Implants
Patients with pending lawsuits stemming from DePuy ASR and Pinnacle hip implants already understand the painful complications that can result from these faulty, metal-on-metal hip replacement devices.
Many of the side-effects of these defective medical devices are thought to be associated with metallosis, a condition that can be caused by metallic debris from components of all-metal hip implants. These metal-on-metal hip implants have components that rub together during normal use and can lead to metallic particles being shed and absorbed into the bloodstream.
With wear, the hip implants can begin to fail and potentially contribute to metal poisoning. Symptoms of failing hip implants include:
- Decreased flexibility
- Reduced range of motion
- Mobility problems
- Pain in the hip, groin or thigh
- Elevated chromium or cobalt levels in the bloodstream
A recent report from Canada indicates that those with DePuy hip implants may be at risk for another side-effect. According to research detailed in the journal Orthopedics, a female patient with an all-metal hip replacement device experienced swelling in her leg that was the result of a bursal cyst caused by metallic debris from the hip implant.
If you suffered harm after receiving a DePuy hip implant or other metal-on-metal hip implant device, an experienced product liability attorney may be able to help you seek financial compensation for medical expenses and other related damages.
If you or a loved one experienced complications that may be related to a metal hip implant, please contact PersonalInjury.com for a free case evaluation and to locate an experienced injury lawyer near you.