Zimmer Durom Prosthesis Cup
The Zimmer Durom prosthesis cup is currently under investigation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Between 2006 - 2008, over 12,000 hip replacement patients were implanted with the Zimmer Durom prosthesis cup. The product was designed for use in young, active patients likely to outlive a conventional hip prosthesis. Unfortunately, many of these patients have suffered following surgery.
In July 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of the product after reports that the cup was defective and failed to bond in many patients, often requiring painful revision surgeries. Intended for patients with noninflammatory degenerative joint disease such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and avascular necrosis (bone death caused by poor blood supply), and prescribed for conditions needing a longer-lasting fix, such as replacements for previously failed surgery, the Durom Cup was voluntarily removed from the marketplace after multiple complaints from patients, surgeons, and doctors.
The appeal of the implant is a quick and easy recovery from surgery with the prosthesis lasting 15-20 years. The Durom Cup is imbedded in the hip socket forming the ball of the ball and socket that replaces the hip joint. However, two years after sales of the product began in the U.S., the product is off the market.
The following symptoms have occurred in patients following surgery with the Zimmer Durom Cup, some just a few months after, some upwards of two years later:
- Continuing pain in hip area.
- Feeling that your leg will "give out."
- Feeling that something is loose in your hip.
- Pain and stiffness from sitting or standing too long.
- Sharp pain in the groin when moving upright.
- Discomfort when rotating leg.
Due to loosening, trauma, infection, or chronic dislocation, hundreds of patients have needed a second revision surgery. The corrective surgery is typically painful, and unfortunately for patients, due to the faulty product.
If you or a loved one has had a Zimmer Durom Cup surgically implanted and has endured pain and discomfort since, you should contact a physician immediately. And if you or a loved one has suffered pain or is in need of a second revision surgery due to a faulty Zimmer Durom Cup implant, contact the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein today for a free and confidential consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.
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