Thousands of lawsuits piled up after hip implant recipients banked on the promise of reduced pain and greater mobility only to suffer complications far more debilitating. Allegations include faulty designs and serious complications like metallosis. These side effects resulted in many hip recipients needing new implants and multiple revision surgeries.
What is a Hip Replacement?
A hip replacement, also called hip arthroplasty, is the surgical repair of a diseased or injured natural hip joint by replacing it with an artificial joint, or implant. Reasons for these surgeries usually involve a fracture or injury to the hip, wearing down of the joint over time or osteoarthritis, an age-related joint disease that can cause hip pain due to inflammation. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason why people have their hip replaced.
There are three common hip replacement procedures:Total Hip Replacement (THR), Partial Hip Replacement, and Hip Resurfacing