Zimmer Durom® Cup Hip Resurfacing System
Since 2006, the Zimmer Durom® Cup Hip Resurfacing System has been implanted in nearly 13,000 patients in the United States.
Reports indicate that the Durom® cup may fail to fuse properly with the bone, instead separating and migrating in the body. When the Durom® cup moves, it pushes the metal hip socket against bone, which can cause excruciating pain for patients. Problems with the Durom® cup may also require patients to undergo hip
revision surgeries, medical monitoring or rehabilitation.
According to the New York Times, veteran orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Dorr first told Zimmer about his concerns with Durom® hip replacement cup in early 2008. The manufacturer did not investigate the issue until Dr. Dorr raised his concerns with the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Zimmer subsequently suspended sales of the Durom® cup, indicating that up to 5.7% of the implanted Durom® cups may need to be replaced in the United
States and Europe.
In July 2008, Zimmer, Inc. voluntarily suspended the sale of the Durom® Hip Resurfacing System in the United States after physicians expressed concern over a high failure rate with the hip replacement device.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective Zimmer Durom® cup hip implant, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Medical device manufacturers are responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of their products before marketing them for use. Failure to do so or failure to make consumers aware of any potential problems may be grounds for personal
If you or someone you love has experienced severe pain or other injuries after the implantation of a Zimmer Durom® hip replacement device,, you should contact the Plymale Law Firm for a free consultation by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at (877) 328-7670.