Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement Lawsuit

What Is Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement?

Smith & Nephew PLC manufactures products for hip replacements for both partial and total hip replacement surgeries as well as resurfacing and revision surgeries. While many of their products are helping hip replacement patients everywhere, there was of recall of their R3 Acetabular System on June 1, 2012.

The R3 Acetabular System had only been used in the United States since 2009. The metal cup liner of the hip replacement implant was the specific area of concern in the unusually high level of problems suffered by R3 Acetabular System patients.

Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement Injuries

The R3 Acetabular System has been linked to several serious issues including:

  • Implant loosening or dislocation;
  • Metallosis or accumulation of metallic debris in the blood;
  • Infection; and
  • Bone fracture.

The above injuries go beyond any normal type of complication and should be addressed immediately. There are symptoms to pay attention to if you have had a Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement.

Signs of potential serious problems may include:

  • Popping or grinding noise in the hip;
  • Infection;
  • Swelling near the hip joint;
  • Pain in the hip area or groin.

Bottom line, if you have had a Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement and are concerned with the health of your hip you should contact your doctor immediately to go over all of your medical options.

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