Hip Implants and Soft Tissue Damage

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jul 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hip implants and soft tissue damage

A new study takes a look at the link between hip implants and soft tissue damage.

Recent research has shown a linkage between the Stryker Orthopedics Rejuvenate Modular Hip System and soft tissue damage around the implant.

Initially, patients who were victims of this side effect from hip implants were forgotten as most legal action against hip implant manufacturers primarily revolved around metal-on-metal implants.

A May 2013 report in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined the outcomes for 11 patients who underwent the implant surgery. During revision surgeries, all 11 patients showed signs of soft tissue degeneration near the junction between the neck and the body of the implant. The patients also showed heightened levels of chromium, cobalt and titanium in their blood, which indicates metallosis.

The research suggests that patients implanted with the Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular-Neck Hip Stems should be evaluated for necrosis in surrounding tissue) and also undergo blood testing to ensure to prevent further complications such as metallosis.

Tucson personal injury lawyers can help patients who have been the victim of defective hip implants. Around the country, patients are coming forward and filing hip implant lawsuits to seek justice against the manufacturers of these devices.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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