USING METAL-ON-METAL BEARINGS IN TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENTS CAN RESULT IN A LITANY OF NEGATIVE REPERCUSSIONS FOR PATIENTS.
A new article in Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine notes that, “[b]ased on the current body of literature and experience in the USA, there is not a role for large-head MoM [metal-on-metal] THA [total hip arthroplasty] in 2016.”
Using metal-on-metal bearings in total hip replacements can result in a litany of negative repercussions for patients. When metal rubs against metal, chromium and cobalt ions dislodge and can cause metallosis, pseudotumor formation, and subsequent soft tissue and bone destruction.
Western Justice Associates is currently representing three Montanans that have suffered from metal-on-metal hip replacements in a lawsuit against the manufacturers. Recently, the judge issued an order compelling the company to release important records regarding mass recalls of the metal-on-metal hips in other countries.