Hip manufacturers associated with defects may include DePuy Orthopaedics, Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, Wright Medical andStryker. The hip implants have been associated with:
- Fractured Bones
- Sensitivity To The Metal
- Loosening Of Parts
About 93,000 of DePuy Orthopaedics’ ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing Systems have been surgically implanted worldwide. DePuy is a division of Johnson & Johnson.
In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings announced it was suspending sales of the Durom Cup hip implant component due to a high number of patient complaints.
The Durom Cup was designed for use in young, active patients who are likely to outlive a conventional hip prosthesis. Unfortunately, patients receiving this defective device often experienced crippling pain following surgery, leaving them more disabled than they had been before their hip replacement. It is estimated that a large percentage of patients receiving the Durom Cup will need to undergo additional surgery to have this defective component replaced.
The Wright Profemur® Hip System has been linked to catastrophic failures. Some implants have failed soon after surgery, causing pain, additional surgery and permanent injury.
The design of the Profemur® implant may be linked to failure rates in excess of 11% within three years of implantation. The system is designed with a femoral neck that can be adjusted for length, but may degrade and ultimately fail. The femoral neck has been known to snap during routine daily activities.
In July 2012 Stryker voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. Like the Wright Profemur, The design of Rejuvenate Modular system is designed with an adjustable femoral neck and may be associated with high failure rates shortly after implantation.
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