Maintaining your level of activity and range of motion is the goal of any orthopedic surgery, but especially so when the patient is younger and more active than the average orthopedic patient. Some hip replacement components manufactured by Wright Medical were designed to be more durable and suitable for younger, more active hip replacement patients. However, some Wright products have exhibited a higher than average failure rate, causing patients to undergo painful revision surgery. If you’ve been harmed by the failure of a Wright hip replacement, contact McIntyre Law today for a free consultation.
The Wright Profemur Total Hip System includes the Conserve Plus Cup, the Conserve Total Femoral Head, the Wright Modular Femoral Neck, and the Profemur E Cementless Stem. The Wright Profemur Total Hip System was designed to provide surgeons with a modular approach to total hip replacement. This means the neck of the implant can be adjusted for length, which should aid in matching implants to the recipient’s bone and help restore the center of rotation to the hip joint.
The Wright Profemur System entered the market in 2009, and data indicates that they system has an above average failure rate at only three years after surgery. The ability of surgeons to adjust and customize the Wright systems is supposed to help avoid wear and tear on the device as well as dislocation rates. But in realty, this may be the source of metal-on-metal friction that can cause a number of complications such as loosening of the implant or metal toxicity.
So far, there hasn’t been an official recall of the Wright hip replacement system, but the FDA is recommending that surgeon follow up with patients who received Wright hip implants. A number of lawsuits have been filed over failing Wright hip implants and those involving complications related to the metal-on-metal design were recently combined into multidistrict litigation.
The number of patients filing lawsuits over their failing hip replacements is growing, so if you’re experiencing debilitating symptoms, contact our experienced team of attorneys today.
Wright hip implant failure symptoms include:
The hip implants in question have been produced and sold since 2005, and are still on the market. If you have had hip replacement surgery at any time since 2005, and are now experiencing hip replacement problems, contact your orthopedic surgeon or the hospital where you had your surgery to find out whether you have one of the implants in question. Although a hip replacement recall is not currently underway for these implants, you are still entitled to this information.
To protect your privacy, your hospital or doctor may require you to request this information in person.
If you’ve received a Wright hip replacement system of any kind, you may be entitled to compensation. Learn more about your options by contacting the attorneys at McIntyre Law for a free consultation.
If you think your hip replacement is failing, but it was made by another manufacturer, you may still be eligible for compensation. Please check the other information pages on our site to find out whether you are affected by a hip recall: