Why Are So Many Hips Being Recalled
The promise of relieve is at the core of any recommendation to have hip replacement surgery. The generic explanation of the procedure is usually something like "Hip replacement surgery is a safe and effective way to help those with hip damage caused by arthritis, a fracture, or other conditions."
The promise of relieve is at the core af any recommendation
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Hip Replacement Surgey Basics
Good candidates for hip replacement surgery are those that have not been helped by medications, changes in everyday activities, and the use of walking supports. In a total hip replacement, damaged bone and cartilage is removed and replaced with parts that are made of metal and/or hard plastic.
Hip replacement surgery is usually performed traditionally, but more recently doctors have begun to use a minimally invasive techniques.
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The promise of hip replacement surgery
Hip replacement surgery will (or at least should) allow one to resume daily activities by relieving pain and increasing motion.
Why are there so many hip recall lawsuits?
Unfortunately, hip recalls are often times a direct outcome of economics. Hip replacement devices cost the manufacturers substantial amounts of money in research, development, and testing. Oftentimes there is no malintent at all at the time of surgery. A potential flaw is discovered only after the hip has been replaced. The problem is that for various ailments the only way to stop it is to remove the source. Here, that source is inside of your body. Therefore, your hip implant is going to have to be taken out. That is a massive undertake and as a result, many companies wait until they absolutely have to because of either an external recall (such as by the FDA) or other extreme situations. This puts you, the patient, at unnecessary risk.
What Does This Mean For You, The Patient?
Another surgery on for most people is devastating financially. There are more bills and more time away from work. In the past the Stryker Corporation as example has been contacting some patients telling them that they don’t need a lawyer regarding their hip replacement devices, and that they will take care of the extraordinary costs. However, they do not intend to take care of ALL the costs associated with a second hip replacement surgery, rather the surgery cost only.