DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement
Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. is one the global leaders of Pinnacle Hip Solutions with TrueGlide technology. The Pinnacle Hip Solutions with TrueGlide is an FDA-approved product fashioned to stimulate pain-free and easy range-of-motion solution compared to that of the other hip replacement devices. According to its manufacturer, its product line includes ceramic-on-polyethylene, metal-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-ceramic, metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal. Premature failing due to active use is averted because this technology utilizes durable materials.
Hip replacement surgery is used to mend the tainted surfaces that are inflicting pain by employing an element of the hip joint with synthetic implant. Total hip replacement surgery, replaces the femur and the socket with an artificial implant. If you have hip replacement, it relieves pain and helps your hip join to work better, thus, restoring your normal walking and movements because the implants are fashioned to renew stability and function.
Adverse Side-Effects of Pinnacle Hip Replacement
The harmed users of the product have reported problems and complications in spite of the durable components used in DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement. Pinnacle device has around 1300 adverse feedback have been reported to FDA. While it is made with a metal ball and joint, it is also engineered to last at least 15 year. Even though it is engineered with durable materials, numerous implants are failing right after the initial surgery. This incident has resulted the patient’s need for another surgery to remove the implant. Because of this event, the removal of the implant is needed for all the patients who have been using the hip replacement. Cobalt and chromium are used in the construction of the ball and joint device of the Pinnacle hip replacement. Metallosis or kidney or liver disease may arise, once the exterior of the two metals brush each other, dispersing toxic metal particles into the recipient’s circulatory system. The tiny cobalt and chromium shards that are released in the bloodstream could cause inflammation in the joint, resulting to pain and immobility. Due to the friction between the cup and the ball-shaped replacement head of the thigh bone, the device could prematurely erode.
FDA is being challenged by the US Drug Watchdog because it approved the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement and a number of people are now suffering because of their use of the defective product. Now DePuy Orthopaedics is faced with a number of lawsuits due to the adverse effect of their product. If you’re one of the many people who were harmed, do not hesitate to stand up for your rights.