Metal-on-metal hip implant devices, such as the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System, have failed at alarming rates. The failures often require additional painful and expensive surgeries for patients. A new study shows that patients also can suffer from an inflammation of the joint lining, which can lead to serious-long term injuries.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Study
According to a recent report in Health Canal, a new study to be published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reports that metal-on-metal hip implant devices can cause inflammation of the joint lining. Known as synovitis, this side effect can appear well before patients experience symptoms that may result in having to undergo additional surgeries. That news is both good and bad.
The good news is that patients who experience synovitis can have an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) test to identify metal-on-metal hip implants that are likely to fail before they suffer more serious, metal-on-metal hip implant side effects that are typical with a failed device. The bad news is that the long-term occurrence of synovitis can result in degeneration of the joint and be very painful.
DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue
The first DePuy hip implant injury trial resulted in an $8.3 million verdict for the plaintiff, and other DePuy hip implant lawsuits continue to move forward. If you’ve been injured by either DePuy’s ASR XL Acetabular System or ASR Hip Resurfacing System, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to evaluate your legal options and determine if you might be entitled to compensation for medical bills, medical monitoring, loss of income or physical and emotional pain and suffering. We’ve recovered over $170 million for our clients. Let our experience help you get the compensation you deserve.