Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants

Hip joint deterioration may lead to symptoms such as pain, stiffness or difficulty walking. When symptoms do not respond to conservative treatment, patients may be advised to undergo hip replacement or hip resurfacing procedures. Patients may receive a "metal-on-metal" hip implant in which the "ball and socket" of the device are both made from metal.

The FDA has been gathering and reviewing information including the clinical information discussed during the panel meeting about currently marketed metal-on-metal hip systems. "We are committed to making reliable safety recommendations to patients and health care providers about the utilization of these devices."

They state the following information on their website:

Patients who have MoM (Metal-on-Metal) hip implants should be aware of potential symptoms which may occur after surgery and report that their device is not functioning properly.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Pain in the groin, hip or leg
  • Swelling at or near the hip joint
  • A limp or change in walking ability

Patients who receive a MoM hip implant should also pay close attention to changes in their general health or new symptoms outside their hip including symptoms related to their:

  • Heart (chest pain, shortness of breath)
  • Nerves (numbness, weakness, change in vision or hearing)
  • Thyroid (fatigue, feeling cold, weight gain)
  • Kidney (change in urination habits)

Metal-on-metal hip implant recalls:

  • DePuy ASR
  • DePuy Pinnacle
  • Boimet Magnum
  • Zimmer Durom
  • Wright Conserve Cup
  • Smith & Nephew R3

Side Effects

  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Grinding Sensation
  • Limitation Of Motion

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Contact our firm today if you or a loved one has received a metal-on-metal hip implant. If you are experiencing side effects, you may be entitled to compensation.