Metal-On-Metal Hip Implants: DePuy®, Stryker®, Zimmer®, Biomet®, Wright Medical®, and/or Smith & Nephew® Metal-on-metal hip implants may cause hip and joint failure, severe pain, swelling, tissue irritation, loss of motion, and toxic levels of implant-related metals in the their bloodstream. These implants may require revision surgery to fix the hip implants. Many people who received metal-on-metal hip implants are left with worse pain and suffering than before they had the initial procedure
Hip replacement surgery has been conducted for decades, with the earliest modern procedure dating back to 1940. A total hip replacement is a major surgery that replaces an injured or damaged hip joint with a prosthesis. Implants can fail to work properly and can lead to unnecessary complications, which sometimes necessitate further surgery if they are metal-on-metal hip implants.
Most people decide to undergo hip replacement surgery because of severe pain or immobility issues. After surgery, and a few months of healing time, a hip replacement should reduce the amount of pain, and increase the mobility, of the patient. Unfortunately, some people continue to experience pain and suffer from mobility issues after surgery. This can be due to a defective hip prosthesis.