DePuy claimed the systems provided more flexibility and greater range of motion than existing devices, as well as offered greater stability and were less prone to dislocation.
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Unfortunately, these devices did not live up to their manufacturer’s claims. The industry now recognizes the serious complications associated with metal-on-metal design.
As a result, DePuy recalled some of its devices by the end of 2010. Most recently, in May 2013, DePuy said it would be phasing out production of its all-metal replacement hips.
There is an inherent risk when you undergo a surgical procedure. In addition to overall complications, if you’ve had a DePuy hip implanted you may be suffering from:
- Problems while walking or not being able to walk
- Swelling of the hip
- Lack of flexibility
- Elevated levels of cobalt, or chromium in your
- Loosening of the implant within your body
- Bone fracture within your implant site
- Nerve, muscle, and bone damage
- Grinding or clicking in the hip
If you are dealing with any of these issues, you may have a defective implant and need to consider your legal options.
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