The DePuy Pinnacle Hip Solution Guide provides a great deal of information on different hip replacement systems offered by DePuy Orthopaedics. As stated by the company, the Pinnacle Hip Replacement system “is designed with a wide range of acetabular cup options, biological and mechanical fixation alternatives and advanced bearing technologies. With more options than any competitive product, these proven, modular solutions provide you with the power to choose without compromise.”
Sadly, the assertion that patients can choose a hip replacement system “without compromise” is false: all hip replacement systems come with drawbacks and each model is associated with complications. DePuy offers metal-on-ceramic hip replacement systems that are tough and associated with squeaking, metal-on-polyethylene hip replacement systems that disseminate tiny plastic particles into the blood and are associated with a high degree of wear, and metal-0n-metal hip replacement systems that disseminate even smaller metal particles into the blood, in some cases leading to metallosis, femoral fracture, and increased risk of cancer, and that fail more quickly than they should.
While the company touts technical advances in its products such as improved lubrication techniques allowing for smoother range of motion and enhanced fixation, it is important to understand that these products do not come without risk. Some studies have shown that as many as 11% of hip replacement patients require reoperation due to hip replacement failure.
Due to the fact that DePuy had failed to make these risks clear to doctors and patients, a number of DePuy hip replacement lawsuits have been filed. If you or a loved one used a DePuy hip replacement system and suffered complications or required revision surgery, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. For a free, no-obligation DePuy lawsuit consultation, contact our team of DePuy lawyers at the information provided below. We have the resources, compassion, and experience required to win the justice you deserve.
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Our DePuy ASR™ / ASR™ XL Hip Replacement Lawsuit Information page is a great place to start if you have any questions about DePuy ASR metal-on-metal hip replacements.