Hip Replacement

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Texas Jury in The First Pinnacle Hip Trial Returns a Verdict for the Defense

This is what a common hip prosthesis looks like. The Pinnacle has a metal cup instead of a polyethylene (plastic) cup. In 2009, Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli was implanted with a metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip....more

Stryker Hip Replacements Linked to Metal Poisoning

Studies show that patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements including the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II models face an increased risk of developing metallosis, or metal poisoning from their implant. ...more

Stryker Hip Implant — Adverse Tissue Reaction at the Femoral Neck-Body Junction

A recent article published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery clearly shows that the Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip implant may be as capable of corroding as its metal-on-metal cousins. This publication is significant...more

Update: Defective Hip Implant Cases

With age or a degenerative condition, many people suffer from hip pain. When less invasive treatment options fail, hip replacement or resurfacing may be suggested to alleviate pain and restore mobility....more

DePuy Wants to Slip Away From Metal Hip Jury Verdict

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has requested that an $8.3 million judgment against the company over its DePuy metal-on-metal (MoM) hip implant be put on hold....more

Proportionality and Predictive Coding: A Hip Combination

Ok, excuse that bad joke. But the recent decision in In re: Biomet, the hip replacement multi-district litigation out of the Northern District of Indiana, is noteworthy because it discusses proportionality and predictive...more

BioMet M2a Magnum Hip Replacements Linked to Painful Side Effects

BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have been linked to complications including metal poisoning, hip implant loosening, fretting and corrosion, dislocation and fractures at the site of the implant....more

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