What are some problems associated with the Smith & Nephew Hip Replacement System?

By: Shannon Blanchard, Esq.

Similar to other metal-on-metal hip replacement devices, the R3 Acetabular System may become dangerous when the two metal parts grind against each other, causing metallic debris to fall into the patient’s body.  Some common injuries produced by metal-on-metal hip replacement devices include:

  • Metallosis (a type of blood poisoning)
  • Infection
  • Bone fracture
  • Loosening of the implant
  • Dislocation of the implant
  • Swelling near the hip joint
  • Pain in the hip area or groin