In a fact sheet released by the European Commission’s (EC) Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), the agency reported its standings on the potential health risks, the disadvantages, and the advantages for individuals who choose to be fitted with a metal-on-metal hip replacement device. According to the committee, metal-on-metal implants can cause metallosis should the components rub together and cause debris and metal ions to migrate from the implant into the surrounding blood or tissue.
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Larger Implants May Increase Risk of Complications
Metal-on-metal hip replacements are manufactured with metal components to increase the life of the device. However, patients who receive metal-on-metal hip replacements may suffer from swelling, increased pain, and reduced mobility, the EC noted. SCENIHR members reported that hip implants with larger heads, or larger diameters pose the highest risk of complications in patients, and stated the surgeon should weigh the benefits and risks of these devices on a case-by-case basis by considering factors such as patient lifestyle, physical fitness level, body size, gender, and age.
The EC’s fact sheet reported that those who are most at risk for complications with metal-on-metal hips include small-boned females, females of child-bearing age, and individuals who may be allergic to cobalt, chromium, or other related metals.
Injured Patients May Be Eligible For Compensation
Patients who suffer complications after a metal-on-metal hip replacement may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Family members of those killed may be able to pursue claims for the wrongful death of their loved one.
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If you or a loved one received a metal-on-metal hip replacement and suffered from complications, including increased pain, reduced mobility, and metallosis, contact Attorney Group for more information about your options. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case, we can connect you with and affiliated hip replacement attorney who can assist you through the legal process. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.