Top Things that Can Go Wrong with the Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Replacement System

By: LawInfo

According to the FDA, the problems with metal-on-metal hip replacement systems arise when the metal on the surface of the implant wears.  This can lead to metal ions (e.g., cobalt and chromium) being released into the patient’s body. Patients with a reaction to the cobalt and chromium may experience a wide range of harmful symptoms.

Complications include:

  • Osteolysis, bone loss
  • Aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis- associated lesions
  • Development of pseudotumors
  • Soft tissue destruction
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Chronic pain
  • Device failure
  • Revision surgery
  • Loosening of the implant
  • Dislocation of the implant

If you or a loved one has experience or is experiencing any of these symptoms due to a metal-on-metal hip replacement implant, it is important to immediately go to a heath care physician.