Metallosis, also known as metal poisoning, poses a serious health risk for many patients implanted with a Zimmer® hip replacement, such as the Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Technology.

Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Modular-Neck Technology

The Zimmer® M/L Taper Prosthesis with Kinectiv® Technology uses modular, metal stem and neck components, designed to be more easily customizable than other hip devices. Unfortunately, the Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip implant is linked with a range of serious health issues, including severe hip pain, bone fractures, loosening and dislocation of the hip joint and metallosis.

Many Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip patients experience such debilitating hip problems that they are forced to undergo costly, complicated revision surgery to replace the originally implanted hip device.

Metallosis and the Zimmer® Kinectiv® Hip Implant

Metallosis is one of the most devastating health complications linked to the Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip implant. It occurs when cobalt or chromium debris from the Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip device enters the patient’s bloodstream. These metal particles can poison the body, causing anything from bone staining or bone loss, to tissue necrosis (tissue death) and the formation of pseudo-tumors. High levels of metal ions in the bloodstream may also increase a patient’s risk of cancer.

Symptoms of Metallosis

If you or a loved one has been implanted with a Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip implant and is experiencing any of the symptoms below, you should seek prompt medical attention and the counsel of an experienced product liability attorney:

  • Difficulty standing
  • Convulsions, headaches or migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Deafness and/or blindness
  • Optic nerve damage

Filing a Hip Implant Failure Claim Following Metallosis

Individuals implanted with a Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip device, and exhibiting symptoms of metal poisoning should seek prompt medical attention and expert legal counsel as soon as possible.

The experienced Zimmer® Kinectiv® hip replacement attorneys at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., have years of experience representing clients and victims of dangerous medical devices and products, such as defective or faulty hip implants. Our legal team is available to answer your questions and conduct a free case review. Call Ward Black Law today at 336-333-2244, or toll-free at 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.