Although the Wright Medical Profemur Total Hip System received approval in the United States as an equivalent to the existing hip replacement systems, it is believed that design defects may make it prone to early failure.
Common complaints with the device include:
- Inexplicable hip pain
- Loosening of the implant device
- Inability to stand or walk
- Failure of the hip replacement
- Need for hip revision surgery
The Wright Profemur femoral neck has a modular design in order to provide adjustments based on leg length. It was also intended to allow for bending, which can lead to quicker deterioration and increased risk of hip replacement failure. Numerous patients with the Wright Profemur System have complained that the femoral neck broke or fractured during normal use, leaving them in severe pain and the need for revision surgery and in some cases, permanent injury.
Wright Profemur Total Hip Lawsuits Filed
Numerous lawsuits allege that the design of the Wright Profemur Total Hip System is unreasonably dangerous, causing the femoral stem to fracture, break, degrade, fret, and ultimately fail. According to court documents, the Wright Medical Group also failed to adequately research the safety of the implant and it is felt that a recall should be issued after a higher-than-expected number of patients experienced problems just a few years after hip implant surgery.
The Wright Medical Group has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing joint implants since 1950 from Arlington, Tennessee. As we have posted on our blog, many patients who have received metal-on-metal devices, including the Profemur Total Hip System and the Wright Conserve Plus, experienced early device failure, pain, excessive metal ions traveling throughout the blood stream and the need for additional surgery due to defective design, leading to lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications or revision surgery as a result of a metal-on-metal implant device, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 800-246-HURT (4878) to discuss your options.