Symptoms and Causes of Failed Hip Implants

Asheville, North Carolina

Hip replacement procedures are commonly performed to help restore mobility in a poorly functioning hip. When a properly working hip implant is used, this procedure can dramatically improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, there have been serious problems associated with several different hip implant devices in recent years, prompting recalls of both Stryker hip implants and DePuy hip implants.

How will you know if the hip implant used during your procedure was defective and covered by one of these recalls? The best way to find out is to speak with your hip replacement surgeon. He can tell you if one of these recalled devices was used and advise you as to any steps you must take to determine if your implant has failed.

If you have suffered an injury caused by a defective hip implant, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The best way to find out if you have a case is to speak with one of our North Carolina hip recall lawyers in person. Please call 800-694-0994 today to schedule a free consultation.

Common Symptoms of Failed Hip Implants

Patients who have needed revision surgery to correct a failed hip implant commonly experience pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Other common symptoms of hip implant failure may include:

  • Pain when walking
  • Pain during weight-bearing exercises
  • Pain when standing up
  • Thigh pain
  • Groin pain
  • Increased metal ion levels in the blood
  • Infections

To learn more, please read our 9 Signs You Have a Failed Hip Implant page.

Possible Causes of Failed Hip Implants

These symptoms of hip implant failure may be caused by:

  • Loosening – The hip implant may become dislodged from its appropriate position on the bone.
  • Dislocation – The two parts of the hip implant which move against each other fall out of proper alignment.
  • Fracture – The bone surrounding your hip implant may break.

McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates Can Help

The attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates can help ensure your rights are protected if you have suffered an injury due to one of these defective hip implants. Our North Carolina hip recall lawyers have handled many of these cases, and we understand the complex medical issues involved. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to help you maximize the value of your compensation.

If your surgeon tells you one of these defective hip implants was used with your procedure, you should talk to one of our hip recall lawyers – even if you have not experienced any symptoms of implant failure. These defective devices place you at increased risk of hip implant failure in the future, and you only have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation.

If you have suffered an injury caused by a defective hip implant, please contact McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Asheville, North Carolina.