Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
Hip replacement revision is a surgical procedure to replace a defective or worn hip replacement implant. Normal hip replacement implants tend to wear out over a period of ten to 30 years after the initial surgery, after which time a patient may choose to voluntarily undergo revision surgery. However, the DePuy Orthopaedics recently issued a recall of 93,000 implants issued to patients since 2005 because of their unreasonable high failure rate within two to five years after surgery.
If you or someone you know has suffered pain due to a defective DePuy hip implant, you may have the right to pursue legal action against the company to compensate you for your personal and financial losses. To discuss your situation with a qualified DePuy attorney, contact the offices of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.
Difficulties of Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
After hip replacement failure, many patients are forced to undergo a hip replacement revision surgery. The drawbacks of revision surgery include:
- Revision surgery is a more difficult operation than initial hip replacement surgery
- Less successful than initial hip replacement surgery
- Limited overall motion
- Lessened implant longevity
For these reasons, the decision to undergo hip replacement revision surgery is never easy. If you have received a hip implant and are now experiencing complications, it is important to carefully consider the advice of your primary physician and your orthopedic surgeon to ensure that the surgery is your best option.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a failed hip replacement implant or forced to undergo hip replacement revision surgery, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. To speak with a DePuy hip replacement lawsuit attorney today, contact Williams Kherkher by calling 800-761-3187.