Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Check All of Your Parts

duromcup.jpgMy grandmother recently got a replacement hip. I was very surprised to find out that all along, they have been using unisex replacement joints, even though a woman's hip joint and angle in relation to the pelvis is completely different than a man's. I can't imagine how painful that would be! No wonder it seems that more women than men walk with canes after such surgeries.

What is more painful is when your new joint cracks or crumbles. That is exactly what the durom lawsuit is all about.

Apparently, there are many issues on zimmer durom cup hip replacement joints. They were designed for people with an active lifestyle, that would be very likely to outlive a standard issue prosthesis. The cups are moving around and drifting, or "migrating", in the body. The cup design was assessed, and it was determined that the joint should cease production, even though it is has been used inside many.

duromcup2.jpgIf you have a durom cup inside your pelvis, you may want to consult a durom lawyer. In other words, one that is savvy about the cases. You should especially seek counsel if you have unaddressed issues and have been evaluated by a medical professional. If it is determined that your woes are due to faulty equipment, you may definitely have a case to pursue.


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