Pelvic and hip bone fractures pose a very real health risk for many patients implanted with a Zimmer® hip replacement, such as the Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Technology.
The Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Technology is designed with a series of modular, metal-on-metal components to be more durable and customizable than other hip devices. Today, however, the Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip implant is linked with a range of serious health issues, including bone fractures.
Many Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip patients experience such debilitating hip problems that they must undergo costly, complicated revision surgery to replace the original artificial hip.
Bone fracture is just one of the most common health complications linked to the Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip replacement.
Many Zimmer® Kinectiv® patients experiencing wear or corrosion of the metal-on-metal components of the hip implant are at risk, or may suffer from bone fracture. This bone fracture occurs when the corroded hip replacement leaves metal debris in the bloodstream, resulting in varying degrees of metal poisoning.
One of the most common side effects of metal poisoning is bone degeneration. When the bone surrounding the hip implant deteriorates, the implanted hip device will also loosen or dislocate, significantly increasing the likelihood of pelvic, femur or hip bone fracture.
If you or a loved one was implanted with a Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip replacement, and are exhibiting symptoms of hip bone fracture, you should seek prompt medical attention and expert legal counsel as quickly as possible.
The experienced product liability attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., have decades of experience representing victims of dangerous medical devices, such as the Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Technology.