Thousands of hip implant patients have learned just what it means to have received an artificial hip that has then been recalled. The thought of having to live through that surgery AGAIN alone can give you nightmares.
Yet if someone has a metal-on-metal implant, they need to continue to closely monitor their symptoms – and get themselves checked by a doctor on a regular basis. The most important aspect may well be to have their blood checked for heavy metal levels.
That’s because patients who have received those metal on metal implants are at high risk for heavy metal poisoning. In addition, this condition doesn’t tend to have easily recognizable symptoms.
Hip implants that may cause problems include the Stryker Rejuvenate implant, which Stryker voluntarily recalled last July (i.e., 2012).
In addition, other Metal on Metal (MoM) Implants include DePuy ASR, DePuy Pinnacle, Write Profemur, Zimmer Durom Cups, and Biomet Magnum.
What to do if you have a recalled Hip Implant? You should be sure to get medical care and also get legal advice, not necessarily in this order.
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