Smith & Nephew Hip Recall Information
In June 2012, Smith & Nephew voluntarily recalled their R3 Acetabular hip implant devices. Studies have suggested that this particular model of hip implant were 60% more likely to require revision surgery to repair the device than other hip implant devices on the market.
Many patients who have received Smith & Nephew hip implant devices have experienced severe complications, including:
- Pain/difficulty walking
- Dislocation of the implant
- Periprosthetic osteolysis (bone fracturing)
- Metallosis (metal poisoning)
Although the FDA does not require premarket testing of hip implant devices, manufacturers are obligated to design and sell safe products to the public. Additionally, they are responsible for warning patients of any risks or dangers associated with their devices. When a patient suffers significant complications or injuries due to a defective Smith & Nephew hip device, it may warrant legal action. Smith & Nephew can be held liable for the injuries suffered by the patient.
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