What products have issues?

Additionally, taper lock failures have been reported with LFIT Anatomic CoCR V40 Femoral heads. The following implants manufactured before 2011 are included: Item NumberHead DiameterOffset6260-9-23636 mm+56360-9-24040 mm+46360-9-24444 mm+46360-9-34040 mm+86360-9-34444 mm+86360-9-44040 mm+126360-9-44444 mm+12 ... read more?

What are the side effects of taper lock failures?

Side effects of the taper lock failures may include: Severe painDamaged tissuesurrounding the hipDislocationInflammationMobility lossRevision surgery to replace the faulty implant Similar injuries including metallosis and dissociation have been reported with the Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement device. An MDL, or Multidistrict Litigation, consolidates similar cases throughout the... read more?

What are the common hip replacement problems and complications?

Hip replacements are one of the most common implant procedures performed in the United States and an estimated 250,000 replacements are performed each year. A hip joint is a type of “ball and socket” joint and a total hip replacement involves replacing both these parts at the same time. The materials used in an artificial hip generally consist of either metal, plastic, or ceramic. Several... read more?

What are some other hip replacement complications?

Other problems that can develop from metal-on-metal hip implants include: Loosening of the product from the boneSwelling and inflammationDecreased mobility due to difficulty walkingBone around the implant may breakDislocation of the implanted joint and attached bones because parts of the implant that move against each other are no longer aligned On July 24, 2008, Zimmer Holdings, the... read more?