In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings, Inc. suspended sales of its Durom Cup artificial hip component in the U.S. This action was taken after the device manufacturer reviewed a number of reports from surgeons who experienced a higher than expected rate of Zimmer hip cups loosening and requiring total hip replacement revisions.
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What’s the problem?
The Durom Cup was first sold in the United States in 2006. After its U.S. introduction, Zimmer began receiving complaints from physicians that the cup was failing; however, Zimmer continued its marketing of the device in 2007 and 2008, saying that surgeons were to blame. Finally in 2008, the device maker temporarily suspended Durom Cup sales in the U.S. while it updated its labeling to better inform surgeons on the device and its instructions. Meanwhile, Zimmer refuses to issue a recall and clams there is no “evidence of defect.”
It ultimately appears that the device does not urge bone growth, as it should, and loosens, even popping free from the hip. This defect is known to result in significant pain and surgery to remove the defective device and replace it with a different device. The Durom Cup, a “metal-on-metal” implant, is meant to bond to the existing hipbone and is neither cemented nor screwed into the bone.
Many doctors and patients question why the suspension was not enacted before Zimmer allowed their Durom Cup to be used in thousands of hip replacements. Individuals who received the Durom Cup, or who believe their doctor may have used the newer hip component, have been advised by Zimmer to contact their doctor if they experience pain more than three months after surgery. Zimmer Durom Cup hip problems could lead to further revisions and surgeries.
Do I have a Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement Cup Recall Lawsuit?
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