11.2% of the patients who have had this implant to require additional surgery within three years of the initial surgery
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than patients who suffer from Wright Hip Replacements severe adverse events. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked, according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
On March 29th, 2012 the US FDA announced that it will review metal-on-metal hip implants at a two-day expert advisory panel meeting on June 27-28, 2012. On February 22nd, 2012 a Phoenix man, Dale Parcell, filed a lawsuit against Wright Medical (case no. 2:2012cv00368 in Maricopa county, Phoenix, Arizona District Court) after needing emergency surgery following a sudden catastrophic fracture of the titanium modular neck of the Wright ProFemur Total Hip System. The Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System is a line of hip replacement implants designed and manufactured by Wright Medical Technology. In 2004, Wright Medical issued a Wright recall on its metal acetabular hip cups that are used in the company’s Conserve hip systems because of a manufacturer defect that resulted in a seam or ridge in the inner acetabular cup surface; this led to the component’s failure.
The 2009 annual report from an implant registry run by the Australian Orthopaedic Association revealed that the Wright Profemur Z hip implant was identified as having a higher than expected revision rate, with 11.2% of the patients who have had this implant to require additional surgery within three years of the initial surgery.
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of in case of Wright Hip Implant severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat of severe adverse events from Wright Hip Implant remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On May 6th, 2011 the FDA issued orders to manufacturers of metal-on-metal hip systems to conduct post-market surveillance studies to collect more safety data on these devices, including data related to metal ion concentrations in the bloodstream.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Wright Hip Implant lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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