sybylla

London, UK

#1 Apr 25, 2011
Anyone else got failed Biomet implant - pain, ionic toxicity etc.?
Joe W

Winchester, TN

#2 Jul 20, 2011
I have had pain in the hip/groin/thigh/buttock and difficulty sitting, standing, and walking since having this surgery. I now have pain in my knees, ankles, back, and neck along with memory and fatigue problems. I have been to numerous doctors and have been in pain management for a few years now.
Lin

Watertown, WI

#3 Jul 28, 2011
I had the same physical problems with the Biomet replacement (Magnum M2M metal on metal). The fatigue and memory problems have persisted, although since I had a revision surgery in April, I am having much less physical pain, with regular physical therapy. It has helped a lot, but I still get a sore bottom rather quickly with sitting. I have only taken over-the-counter pain meds in the last month and am still tired all of the time. I am having trouble sleeping, too, not sure if that's related.
Joe W wrote:
I have had pain in the hip/groin/thigh/buttock and difficulty sitting, standing, and walking since having this surgery. I now have pain in my knees, ankles, back, and neck along with memory and fatigue problems. I have been to numerous doctors and have been in pain management for a few years now.
Gregory Fraser

San Jose, CA

#4 Sep 14, 2011
We all know how some implants like DePuy’s ASR and Pinnacle hip replacement system turned out. So, in any case one opt to use Biomet implants, it is important that one still does thorough research to be sure how safe the implants are. For more information about the Pinnacle implant, check http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com/
Denny Reeves

Mauldin, SC

#5 Sep 18, 2011
HELP !! NEED A REVISION ON A 4 YR OLD BIO MET MAGNUM DON'T WANT TOO GO BANKRUPT IN THE PROSES.Have infection, all ready put this off a year, how does one go about this. I CANT PUT IT OFF ANYMORE
Olive

Chicago, IL

#8 Dec 9, 2011
Earlier, medical studies have suggested that microscopic ions of heavy metals chromium and cobalt were created by edge loading of the femoral head against the perimeter of the DePuy acetabular cup. The cup’s shallow design and the removal of the plastic liner from the inside of the implant were done by DePuy to give its patients a wider range of motion. However, instead of doing just that, the design only made the hip implant susceptible to edge loading, a situation wherein the joint’s ball strikes against the cup’s edge and causes the implant parts to rub together and chisel off microscopic ions of the heavy metals chromium and cobalt into the body. However, recent studies have demonstrated that wear and corrosion of the taper junction between the tip of the femoral stem and the base of the femoral head also produced dangerous metal debris. This problem is seen particularly in implants with large diameter metal femoral heads probably because these heads cause more force to be channeled through the taper junction between the head and the stem. A large diameter head is not only found in metal-on-metal hip implants manufactured by DePuy but also in hip devices of Zimmer, Biomet and Smith & Nephew. I read about it here http://www.depuyhipreplacementlawsuit.com .
Anthony Lundy

Chicago, IL

#9 Dec 16, 2011
Unfortunately, some patients who underwent hip implants still experience severe pain, due to a defective medical device like the DePuy products. With this, a more serious treatment/medication will have to be done. The reason why about 12 percent of recipients of a DePuy hip replacement require revision surgery is that these devices can deteriorate and fail completely. As a result, manufacturer Johnson&Johnson have been charged with compensatory claims by their patrons, legal specialists say. See http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/updates/depuy-hip... for a more detailed explanation.
Mae

United States

#11 Oct 25, 2012
For people who wants to undergo hip replacement surgery, I suggest that you refer at http://www.depuypinnaclelawsuit.com for more information about the matter. There are many things that patients need to know about the devices or implants used in hip replacements. However, it is best if a patient talks to his doctor and discusses things over.
Larry

Belleville, NJ

#12 Dec 6, 2012
I am sorry about what had happened to you. Your case is like of those of the DePuy Orthopeadics wherein several patients suffered from its defective implants. To know more related issues check http://www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com/depuy-as...
RodT

Chester, CA

#13 Feb 12, 2013
Denny Reeves wrote:
HELP !! NEED A REVISION ON A 4 YR OLD BIO MET MAGNUM DON'T WANT TOO GO BANKRUPT IN THE PROSES.Have infection, all ready put this off a year, how does one go about this. I CANT PUT IT OFF ANYMORE
I just had a revision on my 4 year old Biomet magnum, and it went very good. Biomet has a range of replacment parts to fix these hips. My doctor called Biomet and had a Rep. there in 15 minutes with a catalog of all the fixes availble. I looked over the parts with my doctor and he determined the best way to do it. I am 1 week post op, and so far so good. My insurance covered it , but I think Biomet should reinburse them for the costs, but that requirres a lawsuit.
Kendal

Flushing, NY

#14 Jun 5, 2013
There are two implants from Biomet that has been linked to controversies: the M2A-Magnum Hip implant and knee-joint replacement system. Both have been found to have an unusually high rate of failure and has led to some patients seeking legal compensation from the manufacturer. You may check http://biomet-hip-lawsuit.org for related information.
robin pate

United States

#15 Jun 8, 2013
Had a total left hip implant in feb 2011 I have a regular biomet my doctor says it dislocated 11 days after surgery since then I have had physical therapy 4 times. Pain in hip and thigh my left knee popped out of place I have bursitis in the bursa bag have problems walking long distance and so6me short distance it aches all the time it slips and pops my doctor says its normal the slipping and popping I have a lawyer checking 2 c what I can do and I have reported it 2 the fda medical watch

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