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Imagine the painful medical and financial consequences of hip implant surgery only to have it fail within three years. Shocking!
Hip replacement operations are considered successful in relieving pain and restoring movement. Yet, ongoing problems with wear and metal debris may require further surgery (also known as replacement surgery or revision surgery). Men and people who weigh more than 165 pounds have higher rates of failure. The probability of a hip replacement lasting 20 years is approximately 80%.
Are the odds of hip implant success high enough? Would you take on that risk or let a family member spin the wheel of hip implant fortune?
There are many kinds of hip implant systems. Your doctor will determine which hip implant system is the right one for your medical symptoms. How confident are you in your doctor's expertise? How many Wright Medical Conserve Plus Total Resurfacing Hip Systems has your doctor performed successfully?
Does your doctor know Wright from wrong?
According to the FDA Safety and Effectiveness Data, the Wright Medical hip implant system should not be used for:
- Patients with active or suspected infection in or around the hip joint
- Patients who are skeletally immature
- Patients with bone stock inadequate to support the device including:
- Patients with severe osteopenia should not receive the CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip procedure.
- Patients with a family history of severe osteoporosis or severe osteopenia;
- Patients with osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis (AVN) with greater than 50% involvement of the femoral head (regardless of FICAT Grade) should not receive a CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System device; or patients with multiple cysts of the femoral head greater than 1cm should not receive a CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System device.
- Patients with any vascular insufficiency, muscular atrophy, or neuromuscular disease severe enough to compromise implant stability or postoperative recovery.
- Females of child bearing age due to unknown effects of metal ion release on the fetus.
- Patients with known moderate or severe renal insufficiency
- Patients who are immune-suppressed with diseases such as AIDS or persons receiving high doses of corticosteroids;
- Patients who are obese and/or with a BMI greater than 35
- Patients with known or suspected metal sensitivity such as to jewelry
If you or a family member required a replacement hip implant because your Wright Medical hip implant failed far too soon, then it's imperative that you talk to an unsafe medical hip implant device lawyer. Medical device makers must be held responsible for unsafe hip implants like Wright and DePuy. How can we help you?