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If you or a loved one have received a certain Stryker Hip Replacement and are experiencing problems, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer.  Have you been told that you will need a second revision surgery or that you have high levels of metal in your blood (metallosis)?   Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 for a free no obligation consultation or use our online contact form below and an Minneapolis Hip Replacement Lawyer will get back to you quickly.  The call is free and there are no up-front legal charges.  We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if you get paid.  Call now.

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Stryker Orthopaedics has warned that use of these medical devices may lead to corrosion and fretting.  Some patients may experience Metallosis (metal poisoning) and require corrective surgery and hospitalization.  A simple test can be administered to determine whether or not you have elevated metal levels in your blood.

Some complications to watch for include:

  • Fractured or broken implants
  • Joint dislocation
  • Metallosis
  • Implant corrosion
  • Allergic responses
  • Swelling in hip or groin area
  • Sudden onset of pain

Please call us now to discuss your legal options.

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Please fill out our online contact form and a Lawyer will get back to you promptly.  Please note that the use of this form or the internet does not create an attorney client relationship.

What type of Hip Replacement did you have?:
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We are also accepting cases involving:

  • DePuy ASR
  • DePuy Pinnacle
  • Wright Conserve Hip Cup
  • Wright Conserve Plus
  • Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant
  • Smith & Nephew R3 Acetabular System
  • Wright Profemur Z Hip Replacement

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There are many different metal on metal systems made by several different companies, using corrosion-resistant metals including stainless steel, chromium, titanium and cobalt.  One benefit of metal is that because it is hard, the components can be smaller and use a smaller incision.  Another presumed benefit is low amounts of wear.  Any time two materials rub together, molecules will come loose and build up in the surrounding area. These molecules can cause friction and irritation in the surrounding tissues.

Because metal is such a hard material, it tends to wear less quickly. However, the wear that does occur is more dangerous than was believed when metal on metal hip replacements were developed decades ago.  Over the past 10 years, doctors and researchers have seen increasing reports of metal on metal hips undergoing early failure, requiring patients to have revision surgery. 

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These tiny metal particles can enter the bloodstream, causing metallosis or metal poisoning.  This can cause psychological, cognitive, visual or nerve problems.  Metallosis is typically diagnosed via a blood test, but once diagnosed, there is no easy way for the metal to be removed from blood. However, once new metal stops entering the bloodstream, levels will gradually decline.  Thus the cure for metallosis caused by artificial joints is typically to replace the implant with one containing lower levels of metal.

Researchers have worked to develop metal joints that do not generate wear, and today’s metal alloys are harder than those in the past.  Nevertheless, recent data suggest that newer models lead to the same problems as older ones; anyone who receives a metal on metal hip replacement is at risk of developing the associated health problems.