May 23rd, 2013
May 23, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiated a recall on several brands of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular system. This particular recall is being conducted due to the premature wearing that can lead to several serious health problems.
Some of these health problems can include pain, swelling, and inflammation at the surgical site or, more seriously, a condition called metallosis. A patient develops the latter condition when small metallic fragments from the device wear off and are absorbed into the bloodstream. This can result in toxic levels of certain metal ions building … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
May 20th, 2013
Today marks the beginning of National Dog Bite Prevention week, and many citizens hope it will help bring awareness to the problem of dog attacks in Michigan.
A new study shows there were a total of 151 reported Michigan Dog Bite Injuries last year accounting for roughly $4.6 million in insurance company payouts. These findings ranked the state as having the sixth highest rate of dog bite incidents in the nation.
To help raise awareness about the problem and prevent further attacks, an article from the Press & Guide offered several safety tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association on … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
May 15th, 2013
The failure of certain metal-on-metal hip replacement devices has left thousands of patients across the country suffering from numerous complications. So, what if the symptoms of a problematic implant device could be identified before patients begin to suffer from defective devices?
According to a story from Medical Xpress, a study that will be featured in the next issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has shown the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be able to provide a solution to this question. Researchers were able to utilize MRIs as a tool to identify inflammation in the … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
May 13th, 2013
May 13, 2013
Due to numerous complications associated with the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System and the ASR XL Acetabular System, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a voluntary recall on the devices. The DePuy Hip Replacement Recall began in August of 2010, but numerous patients continue to report problems today.
According to an article from DrugWatch, the recall was implemented after several studies showed an excessive failure rate of the metal-on-metal hip implants compared to plastic and ceramic designs. Experts believe as many as 40 percent of all ASR devices will fail within five-years of … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
May 10th, 2013
May 10, 2013
Joints can deteriorate due to age or injury. But thanks to technology and medical advancements, synthetic implants can be used to replace damaged joints. Hip replacements have become one of the most common joint replacement surgeries.
One manufacturer of replacement hip joints, Stryker Orthopedics, has initiated a voluntary recall of their hip replacement system after it was deemed a Defective Medical Device.
In a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced that the metal-on-metal joints and bearings used in the device can wear over time. This can result in pain and … Read More Posted In: Personal Injury
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