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The Zimmer Durom Cup was initially thought to be an advancement in total hip replacement surgery. The device was designed in such a way that it would last longer and fuse naturally to the skeleton, eliminating the need for screws. The device was covered with a porous material that would allow for bone growth and serve as a fusion between skeleton and device. Unfortunately, this device did not live up to the hype. In 2008, the first report released information about the disastrous failure rates associated with the device. The device was temporarily removed from the market and completely discontinued in 2010.
If you have experienced injury due to the Zimmer Durom Cup hip implant, you may be eligible to pursue compensation. Let the skilled attorneys from Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP fight on your behalf!
Symptoms Associated with Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implants
Studies have shown up to 11% of implants would fail, requiring replacement. In some cases, the device would migrate and push the metal hip socket against the bone. In many cases, the lack of proper fusion between device and bone suggests a design flaw.
Symptoms to watch out for include the following:
- Stiffness when getting up from a chair (if more than 3 months post-operation)
- Sharp pain in the groin when moving from a bent to upright position
- Significant difficulty when climbing stairs or walking distances
- Need for a cane when walking outside
The metal-on-metal design of the device has been shown to be incredibly dangerous and can lead to cancer, kidney failure, and other internal damage. If you or someone you love has suffered from an injury related to this device, call Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP at (888) 498-3023 to begin a free consult. We are here to fight for you and protect your legal rights.