Have you endured a recent hip resurfacing or hip replacement surgery and are since suffering from painful side effects? There is a possibility that this isn’t just the typical recovery symptom after a surgery. You may in fact be suffering from serious medical complications due to a rejection of the hip implant by the body.
Metal-on-metal hip implants are the most common form of device used in a hip replacement surgery and they are associated with multiple complications that may require you to have revision surgery or a new implant.
Complications Associated with Surgery
The most common complication patients face when recovering from hip replacement surgery is the loosening of the new joint in the socket. This is caused often by the thinning or deterioration of the bone surrounding the implant. The result is significant pain and an unstable implant.
Typically, such loosening only occurs 15 or more years after the surgery, but it has been found that metal-on-metal implants have a much higher rate of failure. The joint deteriorates faster and the implant fails at a higher rate – requiring surgery far earlier than the 15-year mark.
Because it takes several weeks for the soft tissue surrounding the joints to heal, there is a chance the hip joint can become dislocated. The larger the metal femoral head that is used during replacement, the larger the cut in the tissue. This means it will take longer for the tissue to heal and may result in a greater chance of dislocation.
Infection and sensitivity caused by wear and tear are two related and serious symptoms of metal-on-metal hip implants. The metal in the hip implants has been found to scrape or flake off and enter the bloodstream when the implant rubs against itself in the course of daily movements.
This wear and tear damages the implant and results in it failing at a much higher rate. Not only does this cause severe pain, but it may lead to infection and a serious condition called metallosis. When the nearby tissue or the blood is exposed to the metal flakes, you may experience extreme pain, swelling, inflammation, gastrointestinal issues, dizziness, headaches, skin rashes, feeling of burning, tingling, or numbness.
The end result is tissue death, bone deterioration, and implant failure.
If you have had a hip replacement surgery involving a metal-on-metal hip implant and you have been suffering from any of these symptoms, please see your doctor and contact an experienced hip replacement attorney. You may be suffering from a defective hip implant and may be eligible to receive compensation.
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