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Pinnacle Hip Implants: No Testing Done in Humans

Posted on November 28, 2018

In 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. removed its Pinnacle metal on metal hip implant from the market. The company claims that the device was discontinued due to declining sales. However, some medical experts and safety advocates allege that defects forced the company to remove the device from the market. But how could a medical device approved … Continue reading

What Health Complications Are Associated with Revision Hip Replacement Surgery?

Posted on September 7, 2018

Due to certain health conditions, some people require hip replacement surgeries. Artificial hip replacements are used to relieve hip pain, stiffness and immobility due to deterioration in the hip joint. The components of most hip replacements are made of a combination of metal, ceramic and polyethylene. Metal components, specifically metal-on-metal hips, which are made out … Continue reading

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Six Risks of Hip Revision Surgery

Posted on August 2, 2018

Metal-on-metal hip implants, including DePuy’s Pinnacle implant, may cause complications that require revision surgeries. Device failure, chronic pain, cobalt toxicity, and  pseudotumors could require patients to undergo these procedures. While a revision surgery could alleviate problems caused by a Pinnacle hip implant failure, it also comes with risks. Some of these risks are common to … Continue reading

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$151 Million Verdict in Pinnacle Hip Replacement Case Overturned

Posted on May 21, 2018

In late April 2018, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the $151 million-dollar verdict in the second bellwether trial involving the defective DePuy Pinnacle hip implant. Bellwether trials are aimed at allowing involved parties to gauge the value of remaining legal claims and inform potential settlement talks. The Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implant has … Continue reading