Wright has manufactured, marketed, and sold the Profemur hip implant system since it was approved by the FDA in 2003. More recently studies have shown that these devices have been linked to higher than acceptable device fracture rates, as well as a host of other potential injuries and risks for those implanted with them.
What Is the Profemur Hip Implant?
The Profemur implant was designed as a more durable alternative to ceramic or plastic hip replacements. Made up of titanium alloy and cobalt chrome, this “metal-on-metal” design proved to actually be more dangerous being cited by the FDA as posing risks beyond those of many other artificial hip implants.
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Has There Been a Recall on Profemur?
Yes. In 2015 a class 1 device recall was issued for the Profemur was issued citing unexpected rates of postoperative fractures. This resulted in the need for revision surgery in most cases.
What Issues does a Device Fracture Cause?
While the individual cases can vary, patients with Profemur devices have sustained damages and injuries including the following related to a Profemur fracture:
- pain and suffering associated with device failure and replacement or revision surgery
- medical bills associated with the replacement or revision procedure, recovery, and rehabilitation
- future medical expenses from associated injury
- loss of enjoyment of life
- loss of earning capacity
Are Tthere Other Risks?
Unfortunately, there are other risks of injury or damages from the Profemur devices beyond just device fractures. Hundreds of patients have reported device failures that have resulted in these additional injuries:
- tissue damage
- adverse tissue reaction
- elevated metals released in body
What Is Metallosis?
Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning. It is the result in a build-up of metal debris in the body’s softer tissues, typically from friction on the contact points of a metal-on-metal devices. In the case of Profemur, these cobalt and chromium particles can be released into the bloodstream and tissues surrounding the hip.
These particles can rot healthy red tissues and muscles around the implant area, turning it to dry, gray, dead masses. When this occurs, patients experience pain and reduced mobility.
Have You been Implanted with Profemur?
Profemur patients who have experienced a device fracture or any of the other negative side effects of implantation may be eligible to seek damages and compensation. Those who may be eligible should contact us for a free case evaluation. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about any expenses or up-front cost.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications after a Profemur implantation, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical costs, emotional distress and further damages. To learn more, fill out our free case evaluation form or call us at (800)537-8185 for a free consultation. An experienced attorney at Morris Bart can assist you in the evaluation process. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Contact us today!
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