Meet Mary . . .An active older woman with a bad hip. Epps Yong & Coulson, LLP 707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3000 Los Angeles, California 90017
Mary’s life· An active 76 year old· Enjoys hiking, running, biking· Regularly walks her dog· Plays with her grandchildren· An avid gardener But Mary’s hip is causing her extreme pain and her doctor recommends hip replacement surgery.
What is Hip Replacement Surgery? Hip replacements are performed more often than any other orthopaedic surgery in the United States. There are two basic components: The stem• Stem piece that anchors to the femur bone. The cup • Cup piece that anchors inside the socket of the acetabulum.
Hip Replacement FailureHip replacement failure can occur when there is a design flaw or when the device isimproperly implanted. What are the symptoms of Hip Replacement Failure? Mary’s symptoms included: Groin pain Thigh pain Irritation and/or pain walking Inability to bear weight Limp Chronic ache And metallosis . . .
metallosis?What happens when metal ions are released into your body?
Metallosis occurs from abuildup of metallic debris. Itcan be caused by the metallicimplants rubbing together, adefective device or improper implant placement. After receiving her first implant, Mary’s metal-on-metal implant caused her extreme pain, swelling, bone deterioration and metal toxicity.
Back to NormalAfter receiving a second new hip, Mary’s life was almost back to normal. She enjoyed walking andgardening with little discomfort. But the question remains, whatcould she do about the sufferingand pain caused by the metal-on- metal hip implant she received?
We may be able to help.Contact us today for a consultation.707 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 3000Los Angeles, California 90017T: (213) 929-2390F: (213) 929-2394www.sickmetalhip.com