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Zimmer Durom Hip Replacement

Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component Complications

The Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component (“Durom Cup”) was approved by the FDA in 2006 to be used in total hip replacement surgeries. In 2008, Zimmer suspended sales of the Durom Cup after receiving thousands of reports of patients experiencing painful complications as a result of the device.

HIGH FAILURE RATES

In many of the documented cases, the hip replacement device failed to bond or fuse with the patient’s existing bone, causing the metal socket to loosen and separate. Patients fitted with the Durom Cup have reportedly experienced device dislocation requiring revision surgery and metallosis, a potentially deadly condition in which metal ions from the device enter the bloodstream and poison the surrounding tissue.

In 2008, after receiving 3,100 reports of device failure and complications, Zimmer temporarily suspended sales of the Durom Cup, claiming the instructions for use/surgical technique instructions were inadequate.

ZIMMER DUROM HIP REPLACEMENT COMPLICATIONS
  • Hip pain or trouble walking
  • Loosening of implant
  • Component migration
  • Metallosis
  • Hip replacement revision surgery

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