DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant
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If you have experienced any problems because of a defective DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, you may be able to file a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Pinnacle Hip Replacement Problems
The Pinnacle hip replacement is a total hip replacement system manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, DePuy Orthopaedics. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in 2000, the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Acetabular Cup System was the predecessor to the now recalled DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System. The DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement is a total hip arthroplasty intended to provide increased mobility while reducing pain in patients with damaged hip joints.
Like patients who received ASR hip replacements, it appears that those who received the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement also face an increased risk of hip failure. This is because the two hip replacement systems have similar design defects, which can lead to severe pain, dislocation of the hip implant and hip replacement failure.
Although the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement implants were not part of the August 2010 ASR hip recall, they are also metal-on-metal devices, and therefore carry many of the adverse side effects commonly experienced by ASR hip implant recipients. Due to the defective design associated with metal-on-metal implants, as with the ASR hip systems, many recipients of DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement implants have had to undergo painful revision surgeries. Thus, a DePuy Pinnacle recall could be issued in the future.
DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement Complications
Lawsuits involving the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant allege that the all-metal version is similar n design to DePuy’s ASR hip implant, another metal-on-metal device that was recalled in August 2010. The lawsuits claim that the all-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Implant causes patients to suffer the same types of complications that prompted the ASR Hip Implant recall, including:
- Hip pain
- DePuy Pinnacle failure
- Elevated metallic levels
- Need for a second hip replacement surgery
- Hip implant loosening
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Premature failure of the implant requiring revision surgery
Additionally, patients who received the DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement implants should be aware of symptoms associated with metal toxicity, or metallosis. The effects of metallosis can manifest outside of the hip region. Therefore, individuals who received a DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement should be mindful of any changes in their overall health and pay close attention to any 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)
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