Zimmer Durom Cup Implant
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Zimmer Durom Cup Implant Litigation Attorneys
The Zimmer Durom Cup was introduced to the United States in 2006. It was designed to be a longer lasting, more durable design for younger patients. Shortly thereafter some doctors and surgeons saw a spike in the number of corrective surgeries involving the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement device.
Our firm is investigating claims and numerous adverse event reports made to the FDA arising from Zimmer Durom Cup failures.
The problem is that cup inserted into the hip was not seating properly. Our firm has become aware that Lawrence D. Dorr, M.D. - the noted orthopedic specialist from Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, CA - privately informed Zimmer in 2007 of Durom cup failures. He saw this firsthand because he was a paid consultant to Zimmer. He later went public with this information in 2008. He observed that pain or discomfort which occurred more than three months after surgery was a potential sign of failure. The United States design was significantly different than those found in Europe, where there were fewer failures. In the United States, a different titanium alloy was used on the underside of the cup. In July, 2008, Zimmer temporarily halted U.S. sales to investigate a potential defect of the Durom Cup.
The field of orthopedic surgery is rapidly changing with new techniques and innovations giving hope to those who previously had none. Sometimes, however, medical devices and procedures are hastily pushed forward without proper testing and it creates a dangerous situation for patients.
If you think your Durom cup is failing, that is a medical matter which should be discussed with your doctors. They are the ones best suited to investigate failures.