Wright Conserve and Profemur Hip
Current reports indicate that the Wright Profemur Z stem line has shown a much higher failure rate than other hip implants. Like similar metal-on-metal designs, the Profemur hip features a modular design that can be adjusted to fit a patient’s leg length and has been found to contribute to the bending and fracturing of the neck on the artificial hip.
The problem with a metal-on-metal design is that pieces of the metal can be rubbed off and released into the hip joint. The metal particles can damage the tissue surrounding the prostheses, which causes metallosis, tissue death and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli has more than 30 years of experience helping our clients hold responsible parties accountable for the pain and discomfort they have caused individuals and families. We handle all Wright Conserve and Profemur Hip liability cases on a contingency fee basis, and we offer free initial consultations. You pay nothing for our services unless we obtain a settlement or an award on your behalf.
Issues Connected to Wright Conserve and Profemur Hip Claims
Recent studies have found that more than 10% of patients that received the Wright Profemur Z femoral stem line needed revision surgery. Issues that may indicate a serious problem resulting from hip implant failure include:
- Debilitating pain
- Implant loosening or dislocation
- Fracturing of the hip femoral neck
- Local tissue reaction
- Joint swelling
Metal-on-metal implants have been the subject of controversy over the years, and patients who have suffered injury or revision surgery may be entitled to compensation. Metal ions, including chromium and cobalt, can be released into the body as the implant’s metal parts rub against one another, causing damage to soft tissue and bone. If you have had a Wright Conserve hip implant contact your physician to determine if you have metal in your system.
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