Biomet’s M2a Magnum hip replacement systems are metal-to-metal hip implant devices manufactured by Biomet, Inc located in Warsaw, Indiana. Usually, hip joints are covered with a tough cartilage. A patient seeking a hip replacement implant usually experiences discomfort due to the wearing away of the cartilage on their bones. The implant is intended to prevent bone-to-bone contact. The Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement system is composed of two parts: the femoral head and the acetabular cup. The femoral head replaces the rounded ball of the thighbone and the acetabulum cup replaces the hip socket. Both these parts are composed of the metals, chromium and cobalt.
When the two metal parts (femoral and acetabulum cup) rub against each other they cause friction. The problem arises when the friction from the rubbing of the two metal parts cause tiny metal fragments to fall into the surrounding areas. This can cause a number of injuries to the patient.
Reports suggest that Biomet knew the dangers associated with the implant. However, instead of taking it off the market, they heavily advertised the product as the safer and more advantageous alternative as compared to other products with the same purpose. If you or a loved one is experiencing health problems or suffered injuries that were caused by Biomet’s M2a Magnum hip replacement system, you should consult with a physician immediately. Moreover, you may be entitled to compensation. You should contact a personal injury attorney specialized in Biomet hip replacements in order to analyze your case and help you seek relief.
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