Wright Conserve Hip Replacement
Commonly asked questions about the Wright Conserve hip replacement device:
- What is the Wright Conserve?
- What are Complications of Wright’s Conserve Hip Replacement Device?
- Does the Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Device Cause Metallosis?
- What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
- Can I File A Defective Wright Conserve Lawsuit?
- Our No-Fee Promise on Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Cases
- How Do I Start a Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Claim?
What Is the Wright Conserve?
The Wright Medical Conserve Acetabular Hip and Wright Medical Conserve Hip Resurfacing Systems are large-diameter, metal-on-metal hip resurfacing and replacement devices. They are manufactured by Wright Medical Group, an orthopedic company that specializes in joint replacement and resurfacing devices.
The Wright Conserve devices have a femoral head and acetabular cup lining that are both made of cobalt-chromium alloy. Metal-on-metal hip implants are known to cause serious complications in patients, and Wright Medical Group has faced lawsuits in the past over its Conserve devices.
What Are Complications Of Wright’s Conserve Hip Replacement Device?
- Loosening of the device
- Improper positioning
- Fracture of the device
- Necrosis of tissue surrounding the implant
Metallosis is especially prevalent in metal-on-metal devices. In the Wright Conserve, when the metal femoral head and acetabular cup lining move against each other, the friction can release cobalt-chromium ions into the body. When there is an accumulation of metal debris, it can cause metal poisoning, or metallosis.
If a patient experiences any of the following symptoms over three months after the hip surgery, they may need additional revision surgery or the device may need to be extracted:
- Pain in the hip, leg, or groin
- Joint swelling around the hip
- Difficulty walking
- Clicking, grinding, popping or squeaking sounds from the hip area
Does the Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Device Cause Metallosis?
Because the Wright Conserve is a metal-on-metal device, the friction between the metal components that occurs as the patients moves and walks can release metal ions into the body. As these cobalt-chromium ions accumulate, the metal debris can cause metal poisoning, or metallosis.
Metallosis can cause bone and tissue death, severe pain, and failure of the hip implant.
Some of the common symptoms of metallosis include:
- Cognitive impairment
- Visual and auditory impairment
- Nerve problems
- Heart failure
- Thyroid problems
- Skin rashes
- Loosening or failure of the implant
What are the Criteria for Filing a Hip Implant Lawsuit?
The FDA has ordered a review of all metal-on-metal hip implants due to mounting patient complaints. Problems with metal-on-metal include, but are not limited to loosening, metallosis (ie: tissue or bone death), fracturing, and/or corrosion and fretting of these devices, which require revision surgery.
Many patients that require revision surgery due to these devices suffer significant post-revision complications. Reported problems include pain, swelling and problems walking.
We are investigating all cases involving metal-on-metal hip implants, including the Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems, recalled in July 2012; the Stryker LFIT Anatomic v40 Femoral Head (recalled August 29, 2016); the Zimmer Durom Cup, the Wright Conserve, and the Biomet M2A “38mm” and M2A-Magnum hip replacement systems, which have not been recalled.
The criteria for filing a Wright hip replacement lawsuit include the following:
- Patient implanted with the Wright Conserve “Dynasty” or “Lineage” hip implant
- Patient had revision surgery to remove the device
- Evidence of metallosis
Can I File A Defective Wright Conserve Lawsuit?
Our dangerous device attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by a defective hip replacement device.
Lawsuits have been filed against Wright Medical by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by the Wright Conserve. You may be entitled to a settlement.
We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it all in writing for you.
Our defective hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
Our No-Fee Promise on Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Cases
You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free
How Do I Start A Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Claim?
Our hip replacement lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
- Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.
We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Wright Conserve hip replacement lawsuit claims.