- Symptoms of Hip Problems
- DePuy Replacement Hip Surgery
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements
- Fretting and Corrosion
Patients who received a DePuy implant or another device during hip replacement surgery may experience unexplained pain at the site of the implant. Although some discomfort may be normal after hip surgery, these symptoms may indicate a more serious problem with your hip replacement.
One source of the pain at the site of your implant could be loose metal debris shed by the hip replacement from normal wear and tear. Health officials in the United States and Europe have warned about the risk of problem with metal-on-metal hip replacements such as DePuy, which can shed metal particles into the bloodstream and surrounding tissues. These metal particles can cause soft tissue damage at the site of the implant.
Unexplained pain at the site of a hip replacement may also be a sign of more serious problems with the device, including fractures, broken bones, dislocation of parts of the implant or loosening of the implant from the bone to which is was attached. DePuy hip replacements were recalled in August 2010 because they were more than twice as likely to fail within five years than other hip implants.
Patients who have experienced pain or other unexplained problems with a hip replacement may wish to speak with their doctors to determine the source of their discomfort.
If you or a loved one received a DePuy hip replacement or another device and have experienced pain or undergone revision surgery to replace the implant, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation about your case, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.