Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants - Revision Surgeries
Did you have hip replacement surgery, trusting that it would help improve your quality of life? Did you have problems and need to have a second, or even a third surgery to fix problems with the implant? Did your metal-on-metal hip implant fail, requiring you to undergo another hip replacement surgery?
If you've experienced problems after undergoing hip replacement surgery, you may have received a metal-on-metal hip implant. Thousands of people have reported serious medical complications after receiving this type of implant, including:
- Chronic pain and inflammation, even when sitting or lying down
- Metallosis – poisoning of the body's tissues caused by metal toxins from the implant
- Implant failure
- Bone deterioration
- And other medical complications
With so many people experiencing problems associated with their metal-on-metal hip implants, revision surgeries are quite common and necessary for a patient to recover. However, they can result in piles of medical bills, more time in the hospital, and lengthy recovery periods.
Call your doctor or refer to your medical records to find out what type of hip implant you received. Several manufacturers produce metal-on-metal hip implants. If you received a metal-on-metal hip implant (also known as a MoM implant), contact the Pennsylvania law firm of Edgar Snyder & Associates for a free legal consultation. You may have a case.
What Types of Problems With Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Can Lead to the Need for More Surgeries?
Metal-on-metal hip implants have been associated with all types of problems requiring additional surgical procedures, including:
- Bone deterioration
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Loosening, deterioration of the implant
- Inflammation around the site of the hip implant
- Hip implant failure
- Pseudotumors – non-cancerous masses of cells that are a build-up of fluid near the site of the hip implant
- And more
Over 250,000 patients undergo hip replacement surgeries every year, and nearly one-third are metal-on-metal hip implants. Studies have shown a high failure rate with metal-on-metal hip implants, and many patients have had multiple revision surgeries to repair damage and address medical complications caused by metal-on-metal hip implants.
Sources: "FDA probes issues with metal hip replacements. MSNBC. June 25, 2012.