Hip Replacement Problems
Patients with Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have reported experiencing severe hip pain, swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms may be caused by problems with Biomet M2a Magnum hip device including:
- Fretting and corrosion: deterioration of the BioMet hip implant caused by grinding of the metal components
- Metal Poisoning: metal debris loosen and detach from the hip devices over time causing metal poisoning that can impact the heart, thyroid, and nervous system
- Osteolysis: weakening of bone around the implant
- Loosening: implant fails to remain in the position where it was attached during surgery
- Dislocation: separation of two parts of the hip replacement device
- Fractures: broken bones occurring around the site of the implant
The Australian National Joint Registry conducted a Biomet study in 2011 and found that patients implanted with Biomet M2A Magnum hips had a yearly revision surgery rate of 7.2 percent. Despite the fact that this revision rate is much higher than other hip replacement devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not issued a Biomet recall.
The Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacements were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device already approved by the FDA.
If you were implanted with a defective Biomet hip replacement system and experienced fretting or corrosion, metal poisoning, fractures or other side effects that required corrective surgery, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. You can reach us by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.