Fretting and Corrosion
BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement fretting occurs when movement between the femoral head and cup portion of the implant results in friction that can wear at the hip replacement over time. Corrosion occurs when the metal portion of the implant interacts chemically with its surroundings.
Hip implant fretting and corrosion can result in an increased risk of metal poisoning for the hip replacement patient. According to a study in the British Medical Journal, metal poisoning occurs when friction causes metal debris to flake off of the hip replacement and release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream.
Fretting and corrosion can also lead to other severe BioMet hip side effects including hip implant loosening, fractures, osteolysis, hip pain and limited mobility.
If you were implanted with a BioMet M2a Magnum hip replacement system and experienced fretting or corrosion, metal poisoning, or other complications, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the BioMet lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.