Rottenstein Law Group Now Evaluating Claims Related to Wright Conserve Hip Replacement and Profemur Z Hip Replacement Devices
(New York, NY, March 19, 2012) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the failures of defective hip replacement devices manufactured and sold by Wright Medical, is now evaluating cases of those patients who received a Wright Conserve hip replacement or a Profemur Z hip replacement device.
The Wright Conserve hip replacement devices are comprised of a system that involves the capping of a patient’s thigh bone with a synthetic ball and the replacement of that patient’s hip socket with a corresponding cup. Both the ball and the cup of the Wright Conserve devices are partially constructed of metal. There has been much recent media coverage of the dangers of metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, including an ongoing series of reports in the New York Times.
In addition to extensive media coverage, a panelist at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held in San Francisco this past February, conceded that all-metal hi implants should not be used. The panelist was Dr. Thomas Schmalzried, long-known to be one of the developers of DePuy Orthopaedics’ embattled ASR metal-on-metal hip replacement systems (A video of the panel presentation can be viewed here).
The Wright Profemur Z Hip Stem was designed to be a minimally invasive hip replacement, better than all previous types of devices. Instead of creating hip implants with fixed neck (“stem”) lengths, Wright’s Profemur Z hip replacements use interchangeable titanium necks to equalize leg length and otherwise conserve bone mass and speed up recovery. Using multiple parts was supposed to be an improvement to artificial joint technology, but it has not been, as evidenced by, among other things, the number of reports of negative outcomes received by the Australian National Joint Registry, which concluded in a comprehensive2009 report that the devices have a failure rate of 11.2 percent.
Accordingly, the Rottenstein Law Group is advising anyone with a friend or relative who has undergone a hip replacement procedure to reach out the that person and recommend that they consult a physician immediately, and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer.
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Wright Profemur Z Lawsuit Information page on its Web site, which includes easy-to-use social media features that allow for easy sharing of information about the dangers of defective medical devices.
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