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Omni Life Hip Apex Arc Replacement Lawyers

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Omni Life Apex ARC Hip Replacement Lawyers

OMNI Life Science’s ARC hip Replacement has a  chromium and cobalt ball connecting to a titanium stem, is a metal-on-metal design. This hip replacement is like  DePuy. The OMNI’s ARC system   has   a metal ball inside a titanium stem, resembling the femur. There are increasing reports of failure of the hip implant and out lawyers are filing lawsuit on behalf of victims with a failed hip implant.

 Florida Woman Files Omni Life Hip Replacement Lawsuit

A recipient of the implant  in Florida sued OMNI in June 2014. Her physician determined her ARC hip system caused her to develop a fibrotic and necrotic pseudo tumor and dangerous buildup of chromium, cobalt, and titanium in the blood. Her lawsuit alleges OMNI ignored the flaws in the artificial hip system, which led to its early failure.

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Contact the Hip Replacement Helpline  We can help answer questions you may have about DePuy and Omnilife  hip replacement lawsuits.

Hip Replacements Failing | Hip Replacement Lawsuits Filed

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Metal On Metal and Metal Components Hip Replacement Lawsuits 

 

Hip replacement implants that can cause serious injury

DePuy Orthopaedics

  • ASR XL Acetabular System
  • ASR Hip Resurfacing System

Zimmer Holdings

  • Durom Cup

Stryker Orthopaedics

  • ABG II modular-neck hip stems
  • Rejuvenate
  • Accolade

Stryker lawsuits have been consolidated into into multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota.

 

MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.

  • PROFEMUR Neck Varus
  • Valgus CoCr 8 Degree, Part number PHAC 1254.

Biomet

  • M2a metal-on-metal hip devices

Biomet M2a Magnum hip lawsuits have been  transferred to the U.S. District Court for the North District of Indiana before the Honorable Robert L. Miller, Jr. as a consolidated  mulri district litigation. As of February 2014, at least 1,141 Biomet hip implant lawsuits had been filed. –

Wright Medical Technology Hip Replacement Lawyers

  • Conserve Plus

Lawsuits are being evaluated for individuals who have experienced problems with a Wright hip replacement and have had or been told they need Hip Revision Surgery

 Hip Replacement Lawsuits For Complications

  • Decreased Mobility- Due to device failure
  • Severe Pain in The Hip, Groin or Thigh
  • Inflammation and Swelling
  • Loosening of the Device
  • Bone Damage
  • Infections
  • Chromium and Cobalt Metal  Poisoning
  • Hip Revision Surgery Needed

 

 

 

 

 

Wright Hip Replacement Helpline | Wright Hip Replacement Lawyers

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Wright Hip Replacement Helpline lawyers are filing lawsuits for the faulty Wright CONSERVE line of metal hip implants and its Profemur Z Stem.

Wright Hip Replacement Lawsuits

 

Our Wright Hip Replacement lawyers are fling lawsuits for both the Conserve and Profemur Z lines of hip implants.

Wright Hip Replacement lawsuits are currently under litigation  in MDL 2329 and assigned to the Southern Georgia District Court. The lawsuits have been  combined because they shared  facts related to the “design, manufacture, marketing and performance of Wright’s Conserve line of hip implant products.”

Wright Profemur Z Hip Replacement Lawsuit Complications

  •  Hip Pain,
  • Difficulty Standing or Walking
  • Loosening of the Hip Implant
  • Fracture of the Wright Profemur hip femoral neck
  • Hip Replacement Failure
  • Additional Hip Revision Surgery
  • Aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis-associated lesions (ALVAL)
  • Metal ion exposure
  • Early device failure
  • Pseudotumors

 

 

 

 

DePuy Pinnacle and ASR Hip Replacement Lawyers

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DePuy Announces U.S. Settlement Agreement to Compensate ASR™ Hip System Patients Who Had Surgery to Replace Their ASR Hip\

According to WEB MD

Nov. 20, 2013 — Johnson & Johnson says it will pay $2.5 billion to settle lawsuits over faulty hip replacements, making it one of the largest settlements paid out in the medical device industry.

The agreement presented in U.S. District Court in Toledo, Ohio, resolves about 8,000 cases involving patients who had to have the metal ball-and-socket hip implant — called the ASR Hip System — removed or replaced, the Associated Press reported.

The metal implant was pulled from the market in 2010 after data showed that it failed sooner than older types of plastic or ceramic hip implants.

The settlement announced late Tuesday provides about $250,000 per patient and covers those whose implants were removed or replaced before Aug. 31, 2013. Most of the patients are expected to receive their payments in 2014, the AP reported.

J&J’s lawyers have denied that the company acted improperly.

The deal does not cover all lawsuits related to the hip implant, J&J’s DePuy unit said in a statement. “DePuy will continue to defend against remaining claims and believes its actions related to the ASR Hip System have been appropriate and responsible,” the company said.

The ASR Hip System was sold for eight years and used in about 35,000 patients in the United States and more than 90,000 worldwide. Production of the hip implant was halted in 2009 and it was recalled in 2010, the AP reported.

Internal J&J documents suggest that company officials knew about problems with the device at last as far back as 2008. And a 2011 company review of a patient registry said that more than one-third of the hip implants were expected to fail within five years of implantation, the AP reported.

Replacement hips are generally supposed to last at least 10 to 20 years, according to the news service.

Speak to one of our metal on metal hip replacement attorneys.

Hip Replacement Revision Surgery Hospitals In the U.S

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement Blog

Both the DePuy Pinnacle and ASR have been recalled. The Stryker ABG II Modular Stems and Rejuvinate have also been recalled.

Many people with these implanted hip replacements are having complications and revision surgery is needed.

Below Are Some Of The Hospitals That May be Able to Help You:

 

Arkansas Surgical Hospital (North Little Rock, Ark.).

This physician-owned hospital, opened in 2005, offers patients a team of eight orthopedic physicians performing a wide variety of orthopedic and spinal procedures, including total knee and hip replacements, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy and carpal tunnel release. ASH has been ranked by HealthGrades as one of the top orthopedics programs in the country, rating it in the top five percent for both joint replacement and spine surgery and giving it Excellence Awards in both of those disciplines. It is the top-ranked hospital for both joint replacement surgery and spinal surgery in the state of Arkansas. Patient care and satisfaction is also a top priority at ASH, which offers private suites with additional guest rooms and a patient-to-nurse ratio of five to one. www.arksurgicalhospital.com

 

Austin Surgical Hospital (Austin, Texas).

Offering a wide range of surgical services, ASH has one of the top-ranked orthopedics programs in the nation. The orthopedic physicians at physician-owned ASH specialize in joint surgery — HealthGrades ranked them the top total joint program in the state, putting them in the top five percent in the nation for total joint replacement. ASH also won HealthGrades Excellence Awards for joint replacement surgery many years running. This spring ASH launched Joint University, a program offering free classes to educate those suffering from arthritis and other ailments on the causes behind joint pain and the treatments available to them. Patient care and safety is a top priority at ASH, which includes 21 private rooms, six operating rooms and an ICU equipped for two patient rooms. www.austinsurgicalhospital.com

 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis).

The orthopedics department at Barnes-Jewish provides comprehensive care to patients in a variety of specialties, including trauma, joint preservation and replacement, spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. Members of the hospital’s orthopedics practice also specialize in sports medicine, treating injuries for St. Louis’ professional teams, as well as Washington University’s athletic teams. The department includes some of the nation’s top-ranked physicians and was listed among the top 15 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics this year by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish is headed by President Richard J. Liekweg. www.barnesjewish.org

 

Beebe Medical Center (Lewes, Del.).

The James P. Marvel, Jr. Orthopedic Unit at this 210-bed community hospital is staffed by eight board-certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in knee and hip replacement and spinal surgery. The department has been ranked in the top five percent in the country for the past four years by HealthGrades, and is the top-ranked orthopedics hospital in Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. The department also earned HealthGrades Excellence Awards in joint replacement and spine surgery, as well as five-star ratings in back and neck surgery, hip fracture repair and total knee and hip replacements. The hospital is headed by president and CEO Jeffery M. Fried, FACHE. www.beebemed.org

 

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston).

This 777-bed hospital’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery boasts a team of 46 orthopedic surgeons treating thousands of patients each year. The department is known for its innovations in joint replacement surgeries, including the design of implants, but also specializes in cartilage repair, microvascular hand and upper extremity surgery, podiatry, trauma, bone oncology and sports medicine. The hospital, which is a teaching affiliate of Harvard University, was ranked as one of the top 15 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics this year by U.S. News & World Report. www.brighamandwomens.org

 

Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland).

The Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic is home to 46 orthopedic surgeons and 29 rheumatologists who offer care in a variety of specialty areas. The 1,210-bed hospital is consistently ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in a variety of areas, and in 2010 was ranked fourth in orthopedics and second in rheumatology. The orthopedic surgery team specializes in several areas, including trauma, pediatric orthopedics, tumors and sports medicine. my.clevelandclinic.org

 

Community General Hospital of Greater Syracuse (Syracuse, N.Y.).

This 306-bed hospital, headed by president and CEO Tom Quinn, opened its new Center for Orthopedics in January this year. The 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility offers private rooms with many improvements for patient care and comfort. Services offered by the Center’s orthopedic surgeons include total hip and knee replacements and surgical spine procedures, plus hip resurfacing as an alternative to total hip replacement. The hospital has been listed in Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals as a Performance Improvement Leader, and HealthGrades has deemed it the top hospital in orthopedics in the state of New York for the past four years. www.cgh-home.org

 

Community Hospital (Munster, Ind.).

This 425-bed acute care hospital headed by CEO Donald P. Fesko is one of HealthGrades’ highest-ranked hospitals for orthopedics. In 2010 it received Excellence Awards for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement, as well as the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, among others. HealthGrades also gave it five-star ratings for back and neck surgery, fracture repair and hip and knee replacements surgeries, placing it in the top 10 percent in joint replacement. The hospital’s orthopedic services include comprehensive physical therapy facilities, plus a radiology department that uses the Picture Archive Communications System (PACS), a modern technology that allows radiologists to provide diagnoses more quickly and efficiently. www.comhs.org/community

 

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Sarasota, Fla.).

The Spine and Orthopaedic Care Center at the 168-bed Doctors Hospital of Sarasota offers a team of physicians specializing in orthopedics, neurosurgery and spinal surgery. The Center houses 40 private rooms and suites, and offers a comprehensive approach to patient care with a multi-disciplinary staff that includes specialty nurses, pain experts, rehabilitation therapists and dieticians. This year, HealthGrades gave Doctors Hospital an Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, ranking it among the top five percent in the nation and the best in the state of Florida for orthopedics. The hospital was also named a Blue Distinction Center for both Spine Surgery and Knee and Hip Replacement by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. The hospital is headed by CEO Robert C. Meade. www.doctorsofsarasota.com

 

Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.).

Duke Orthopaedics, a department of the Duke University Health System, offers a team of experts in orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, radiology and physical and occupational therapy and a comprehensive approach to orthopedic patient care. The practice’s specialties include bone and soft tissue cancers, joint replacement (the Duke Total Joint Center performs over 1,000 hip and knee replacements per year), spine surgery and sports medicine. It also offers specialized clinics for diabetic foot concerns and the management of post-traumatic foot and hindfoot disorders. The orthopedic program was ranked in the top 10 in the nation this year by U.S. News & World Report. www.dukehealth.org

 

Evanston Hospital (Evanston, Ill.).

A part of the NorthShore University Health System, Evanston Hospital is a teaching affiliate of the University of Chicago. Its orthopedic department offers many services, including hip and knee reconstruction surgery, sports medicine and orthopedic trauma. It received America’s 50 Best Hospitals and Emergency Medicine Excellence Awards from HealthGrades in 2010, which also has previously given it a five-star rating in knee replacements surgeries. www.northshore.org/locations/evanston-hospital

 

Foundation Surgical Hospital (Bellaire, Texas).

The orthopedic surgeons at this specialty hospital, specializing in spine surgery, total joint replacement, sports medicine and neurospine surgery, perform both inpatient and outpatient surgery on orthopedic patients ages 14 and older. The hospital is licensed as a general hospital, with 10 operating rooms and 64 private patient rooms, including eight suites in the Oasis Unit, a concierge wing that also includes guest rooms. HealthGrades gave FSH an Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a Joint Replacement Excellence Award in 2010, as well as five-star ratings in hip and knee replacement surgeries. www.surgicalhospital.com

 

Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.).

The Forsyth Regional Orthopaedic Center’s Hip and Knee Replacement Program, which offers anterior approach hip replacement as a less invasive alternative to traditional methods, was the first in the Carolinas to be nationally certified by the Joint Commission. The center features a full-service diagnostic imaging center, dedicated inpatient orthopedic operating rooms and 53 patient beds, 20 of which are part of a specialty joint replacement unit. This year, HealthGrades named Forsyth an Excellence Award recipient in the areas of orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and spine surgery, and awarded it five-star ratings for back and neck surgery, hip fracture repair and total hip and knee replacement surgery. www.forsythmedicalcenter.org

 

Heartland Spine and Specialty Hospital (Overland Park, Kan.).

This physician-owned hospital has a team of nine board-certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in spinal surgery, upper extremity arthroscopy and total joint arthroscopy and replacement. This year, HealthGrades awarded the hospital a five-star rating for back and neck surgery, including spinal fusion. This facility offers the utmost in patient care, with seven operating rooms, advanced radiology and diagnostic imaging services and three treatments rooms dedicated to pain management. Patients get many additional amenities, and privacy is a top concern, so the hospital includes 19 private inpatient rooms, 10 overnight short-stay recovery suites and 20 pre- and post-operative full privacy walled suites. HSSH also received a Summit Award in 2009 from Press Ganey Associates for its dedication to customer service and satisfaction. www.hssh.org

 

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City).

Founded in 1863, the Hospital for Special Surgery is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States. The hospital performs over 22,000 procedures a year, and is currently undergoing a $64 million, 85,000-square-foot expansion that will increase the number of beds to 188 and operating rooms to 32. Ranked second in the nation behind the Mayo Clinic in orthopedics in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report, HSS has been the top-ranked hospital for orthopedics and rheumatology in the Northeast for the past 19 years. Home to 100 orthopedic surgeons and 42 rheumatologists, HSS offers a certified trauma center and an arthritis center, as well as end-of-life, chiropractic and physical rehabilitation services. HSS is headed by President and CEO Louis A. Shapiro. www.hss.edu

 

Indiana Orthopedic Hospital (Indianapolis).

Opened by the OrthoIndy medical practice in 2005, IOH is staffed by one of the largest private full-service orthopedic groups in the United States with over 60 physicians. The 42-bed, 130,000-square-foot facility includes 10 operating rooms where over 600 surgeries are performed each month. IOH’s physicians offer the full range of orthopedic subspecialties, including orthopedic trauma, total joint replacement and bone oncology. Its sports medicine physicians provide care for Indiana’s professional sports teams, including the Indiana Pacers. HealthGrades has previously given IOH five-star ratings in knee and hip replacement, back and neck surgery and spinal fusion, and placed it in the top five percent in the nation for joint replacement and spinal surgeries. www.indianaorthopedichospital.com

 

Institute for Orthopedic Surgery (Lima, Ohio).

This physician-owned hospital opened in 1998 as an ASC, and transitioned to a Joint-Commission-accredited acute-care hospital in 2002. Physicians at the 12-bed hospital work closely with the Orthopedic Institute of Ohio, a group of orthopedic physicians that shares the IOS building, allowing both groups to give patients the most comprehensive care possible. IOS physicians offer both inpatient and outpatient surgery services, physical and occupation therapy and sports medicine, with a concentration in joint replacement surgery. In 2010, HealthGrades gave IOS and Excellence Award for Joint Replacement, plus five-star ratings in both total hip and knee replacements surgeries. IOS is headed by President and CEO Mark McDonald, MD. www.ioshospital.com

 

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore).

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides services in 10 subspecialties, including adult reconstruction, musculoskeletal radiology, pediatric orthopedics and orthopedic oncology. The department, founded in 1900, has a long history of innovation, which it continues today through research and clinical trials. Highly regarded as one of the best hospitals in the nation, the department’s residency program is exclusive, with only five graduates per year. The hospital has been ranked as one of the best in America for the past 19 years by U.S. News & World Report, and this year was ranked as the fifth best orthopedic hospital in the country. www.hopkinsmedicine.org

 

Kansas City Orthopedic Institute (Leawood, Kan.).

This specialty hospital, owned by the Dickson-Dively Orthopaedic Clinic and its partners, offers a full array of services to patients, including sports medicine, total joint reconstruction and hand, foot and spine surgery. KCOI is equipped for both inpatient and outpatient surgeries, and includes facilities for advanced physical therapy. In addition, advanced pain management services are available, as well as on-site prosthetics and brace fabrication and fitting. KCOI received a 2010 HealthGrades Excellence Award for joint replacement, and five-star ratings for total hip and knee replacement surgeries. www.kcoi.com

 

Lakeview Hospital (Stillwater, Minn.).

Founded in 1880, the 97-bed Lakeview Hospital is the second oldest hospital in Minnesota, and has pioneered the use of minimally invasive surgery techniques for joint replacements. It was the first facility in the state to perform a minimally invasive hip joint replacement, and leads the way in minimally invasive knee replacement procedures. For those patients undergoing total knee or hip replacement surgery, the orthopedics department offers Joint Connections, a pre-operation class that prepares patients for what to expect before, during and after surgery. Lakeview received Excellence Awards in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement and spine surgery this year from HealthGrades, which also awarded the hospital five-star ratings in spine and neck surgery and total hip and knee replacements. The hospital is headed by CEO Jeff Robertson. www.lakeview.org

 

Massachusetts General (Boston).

Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General is the third oldest general hospital in the United States, and is home to the oldest orthopedic service in the country. The 900-bed hospital is also the oldest and largest teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Its Department of Orthopedic Surgery has pioneered many non-invasive surgery techniques and treatments for orthopedic patients, including minimally invasive arthroscopic tendon surgery and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, a non-invasive treatment for heel spurs that do not respond well to traditional methods. Ongoing research and development in arthroscopic surgery and artificial joints helps the department to remain at the forefront of its field. Headed by chairman and CEO David Torchiana, MD, Massachusetts General was named the third best orthopedic program in the country by U.S. News & World Report. www.mgh.harvard.edu

 

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.).

The Department of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic treats over 66,000 patients a year within four specialty areas: adult reconstruction, hand surgery, orthopedic oncology and pediatric orthopedics. The department’s 47 surgical, research and clinical consultants also provide outpatient treatment and rehabilitation through the W. Hall Wendel, Jr. Musculoskeletal Center. Opened in 2007, this 245,000-square-foot facility houses 57 examination rooms, eight operating rooms and four image-guided injection rooms. The hospital, headed by CEO and President John H. Noseworthy, MD, received the number one ranking in orthopedics this year from U.S. News & World Report. www.mayoclinic.com

 

McBride Orthopedic Hospital (Oklahoma City).

The top-rated orthopedic program in the state of Oklahoma, this physician-owned hospital opened its current facility in 2005. MOH’s team of physicians includes specialists in orthopedics, arthritis, sports medicine, podiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation offering a comprehensive range of services, including surgery, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging. The hospital also is equipped to treat orthopedic trauma cases and is home to a level IV trauma center. In 2010, HealthGrades gave MOH an Outstanding Patient Experience Award, plus Excellence Awards in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement. MOH also earned five-star rankings in back and neck surgery, hip fracture repair and total knee and hip replacement surgeries. www.mcboh.com

 

Mercy Medical Center (Oshkosh, Wis.).

The orthopedic department at this 157-bed hospital, headed by president and CEO Daniel E. Neufelder, specializes in arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgery techniques, as well as fracture repair, cartilage transplants and the treatment of concussions. A partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Hip and Knee, a nationally recognized independent orthopedics practice that specializes in hip and knee replacement surgeries, has helped MMC to earn the reputation as one of the best orthopedics programs in the state. This year, HealthGrades granted the hospital Excellence Awards for orthopedic surgery, spine surgery and joint replacement, as well as an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 2010/2011. www.mercymedicalcenter.com/oshkosh-wi

 

Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.).

The orthopedics department at Munson specializes in a variety of services, including arthritis care, microsurgery and unicompartmental knee surgery. Its team of physicians, nurses, therapists and other healthcare personnel provide comprehensive care to thousands of patients each year, performing approximately 1,900 inpatient and 3,900 outpatient procedures each year. HealthGrades recognized the orthopedics program in 2010 with Excellence Awards in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement, and the hospital received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital is headed by President and CEO Edwin A. Ness. www.munsonhealthcare.org

 

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha, Neb.).

This physician-owned hospital, opened in April 2004, contains the largest number of operating rooms dedicated solely to orthopedics in the state of Nebraska. Physicians specializing in orthopedics and a variety of other areas comprise the staff, which performs both inpatient and outpatient surgeries. While the hospital specializes in hand therapy, it also includes extensive facilities for both physical and occupational therapies, including aquatic therapy. NOH also specializes in sports medicine, and the facility offers services both to treat sports injuries and to help athletes to reach their full potential. www.neorthohospital.com

 

New York-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City).

The orthopedics department at New York Presbytarian is home to several world-renowned specialty services. Started in 1949, the Hand and Microvascular Service is the oldest service, and it now treats 5,000 patients and performs 1,000 surgeries every year. The Center for Hip and Knee Replacement is currently running two national multi-center clinical trials on hip and revision knee replacements and performed over 1040 hip replacements last year. Affiliated with Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College, the hospital is headed by president and CEO Herbert Pardes. The orthopedics department was ranked number seven in the country this year by U.S. News & World Report. www.nyp.org

 

NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (New York City).

This 190-bed facility is a world leader in joint replacement surgery; its Joint Replacement Center, staffed by the Adult Reconstructive Service faculty, performs over 1,200 joint replacement procedures each year. The hospital also specializes in orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, rehabilitation and neurology. It is home to several highly specialized programs, including the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, which treats members of major dance companies and educates them on injury prevention, and I-Care, the only walk-in orthopedic clinic in New York City. The hospital is ranked in the top 10 in the nation in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. www.med.nyu.edu/hjd

 

Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa, Okla.).

This physician-owned hospital, headed by president and CEO Rick Ferguson, opened in July 2001 as the Orthopedic Hospital of Oklahoma. It became the Oklahoma Surgical Hospital in 2007, after a premier general surgery group joined the hospital, allowing it to expand the surgical services it offered its patients. Today, the hospital is a 76-bed, 20 operating room facility that continues to offer exceptional orthopedic surgery services to its patients along with general surgery. Hospital amenities include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, as well as a pain management center. HealthGrades named OSH an Outstanding Patient Experience Award Winner for 2010/2011. www.oklahomasurgicalhospital.com

 

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles).

UCLA’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a leader in the field with many world-renowned specialties and centers. It is home to a level 1 trauma facility, where the Orthopaedic Trauma Service is known for its use of state of the art trauma management techniques, including traction, Ilizarov, osteogenesis and biosynthetic bone grafts with growth factors. The department is also a major innovator in joint replacement technologies, teaming with UCLA’s Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Unit to work towards improving joint implants and creating new surgical techniques. The hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the nation for the last 20 years, and this year it was ranked in the top 15 in orthopedics. UCLA Health System is headed by CEO David Feinberg, MD, MBA. www.uclahealth.org

 

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago).

Last year, Rush opened its new Orthopedic Building, with four floors featuring 60 exam rooms, an imaging center, physical and occupational therapy and orthotics and prosthetics services, as well as research facilities. The building is the new home of Midwest Orthopedics, a private practice whose 38 physicians are Rush faculty members. Physicians at Rush’s orthopedic department have pioneered minimally invasive surgery techniques for hip and knee implants and performed the world’s first minimally invasive hip surgery. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report ranked it 12th in the nation in both orthopedics and neurology and neurosurgery. www.rush.edu

 

Sierra Surgery Center (Carson City, Nev.).

This physician-owned center is the only surgery specialty hospital in the state of Nevada, and offers elective surgeries in many specialties. With 14 orthopedic surgeons, it offers a full range of orthopedics services with a concentration on spinal surgery. Sierra’s surgeons use the latest minimally invasive technologies in spine surgery, and offer PRESTIGE Cervical Disc surgery as an alternative to traditional spinal fusion. In 2010, HealthGrades gave Sierra a five-star rating for back and neck surgery, including spinal fusion. www.sierrasurgery.com

 

Stanford Hospital and Clinics (Palo Alto, Calif.). Stanford’s Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic was ranked this year among the top 20 orthopedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The clinic includes many specialty centers and sub-clinics offering comprehensive care to orthopedics patients, including the arthritis and joint replacement service, where surgeons are experts in minimally invasive and computer-aided surgery techniques. The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation hosts its own offering of clinics, including a general outpatient clinic, an interventional spine clinic and a sports medicine clinic. www.stanfordhospital.org

 

St. Elizabeth Edgewood (Edgewood, Ky.)

. St. Elizabeth’s orthopedics program provides an array of services to the Greater Cincinnati area, including both inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation, sports medicine and imaging and diagnostic services. The orthopedics team has won the hospital many accolades. HealthGrades named it one of the 50 best hospitals in the nation, and it was the first hospital in the region to receive a Magnet Award from American Nurses Credentialing Center. The orthopedics department earned recognition as a Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacements, and HealthGrades has ranked it in the top five percent in the nation for the last three years. www.stelizabeth.com

 

Texas Spine and Joint Hospital (Tyler, Texas).

Specializing in spine and joint surgeries, this physician-owned hospital is the top-ranked hospital for spine surgery in Texas according to HealthGrades’ latest ratings. HealthGrades has given Texas Spine and Joint five-star ratings in spinal surgery for the last five years. The orthopedic surgeons at TSJH offers both inpatient and outpatient services at state-of-the-art facilities. The hospital’s comprehensive facility includes advanced radiology and diagnostic imaging services, including East Texas’ first 3T MRI. Patient care and safety are priorities for the staff, which is proven through a surgical infection rate of less than one percent. www.tsjh.org

 

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia).

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is home to over 50 board-certified orthopedic physicians specializing in all areas of orthopedic medicine, including spine and sports medicine. Their services include both surgical and non-surgical treatments using the most up-to-date technologies and procedures, thanks to the research that takes place in the department. It is ranked fourth in the United States and first in the state of Pennsylvania based on the amount National Institute of Health-funded research it performs. The hospital was ranked this year as one of the top 20 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, and received a Magnet Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. www.jeffersonhospital.org

 

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland).

U.S. News & World Report ranks this hospital among the top 20 orthopedic programs in the nation, while the National Institute of Health ranks it in the top 10 in orthopedic research. The department’s orthopedic surgeons have expertise in many cutting-edge treatments and techniques that help to shorten hospitals stays and result in better results for patients. University was one of the first hospitals in the nation to perform a total hip replacement in 1969, and today surgeons continue to lead the field with the latest minimally invasive and computer-assisted techniques. The orthopedic oncology physicians specialize in metallic endoprosthesis, a modern technique to reconstruct bones and joints after tumor removal, as well as other limb-saving methods. University Hospitals is headed by CEO Thomas F. Zenty III. www.uhhospitals.org

 

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, Iowa).

This 680-bed hospital was the first in Iowa to receive a Magnet Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and it is ranked eighth in the nation in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The orthopedic department’s expertise covers all subspecialties of orthopedics, and it is home to the Ponseti Clubfoot Center, founded by Ignacio Ponseti, MD, who pioneered his own method of treating clubfoot in infants. The three physicians who staff this center see patients three days a week and have worked with Dr. Ponseti throughout their careers. www.uihealthcare.com

 

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle).

UW Medical Center is home to the Bone and Joint Surgery Center, an outpatient clinic providing comprehensive care for all types of bone and joint problems, from complex fractures to bone tumors. The Center’s physicians include members of the UW School of Medicine’s Departments of Orthopedics, as well as specialists in rehabilitative medicine and rheumatology. These physicians offer a full range of orthopedic services, including hand and microsurgery, hip and knee arthritis and spine surgery. The Bone and Joint Surgery Center helped UW Medical Center to earn a top-20 spot on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the top orthopedics hospitals in the nation. uwmedicine.washington.edu

 

UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh).

Ranked tenth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, UPMC’s orthopedic services department offers treatments in a variety of subspecialties and performs research into bone, muscle and joint disorders. UPMC’s Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center is one of the few programs in the United States offering bone lengthening and reconstruction for children and adults. The center specializes in the Ilizarov Method, as well as other modern techniques. UPMC is also home to the Sports Concussion Program, providing testing to professional, college and high school teams, and the Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Clinic, offering a multidisciplinary approach to its patients which includes wound care, podiatry and orthopedic, vascular and plastic surgeries. www.upmc.com

DePuy Pinnacle Lawyers, DePuy Pinnacle Helpline

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DePuy Hip Replacement Helpline has launched a DePuy Pinnacle Helpline to locate all people with a faulty DePuy Pinnacle. You must file your DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit right away.

Recipients of the various metal on metal hip implants are suffering nationwide.

“I used to ski, hike and swim. Tennis was my favorite sport and I miss it so much. I can’t do any of that anymore. All I can do now is watch videos on the computer or watch TV. As you can imagine, I gained weight (I just went on a diet) since I had my hip replaced. I can’t lose weight by exercising, and because I can’t exercise, my whole body aches. I guess I will get revision surgery at the last minute, if they can still do it. The doctor told my mother that my hip might not even be able to get fixed again, so that has made me even more hesitant.”

History Of the Failed DePuy

2009

In August, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns DePuy about the safety of an artificial hip device sold abroad. DePuy’s research and clinical data are inadequate, so it can’t sell the product in the United States. Meanwhile, DePuy continues to market the product outside America.

2010

DePuy begins phasing out two models of its all-metal implants that are sold in the United States. The company cites falling sales. (According to a 2012 New York Times report, DePuy actually started planning the phase-out shortly after receiving the FDA warning.) Reports of complications and high rates of early device failure have already surfaced. DePuy defends its devices by blaming failures on surgeon errors.

2010

DePuy finally recalls its Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) Acetabular Hip System and ASR Hip Resurfacing System. It cites “higher than expected revision rates” for the all-metal devices.

2011

The FDA warns DePuy to stop selling certain products, including artificial joint systems, without proper approval. It also cites ineffective quality control procedures.

2012

 DePuy Pinnacle, Another J & J Failure

  • Pain in the groin, hip or leg
  • Need for painful revision surgeries
  • Difficulty getting up, standing and walking
  • Chromium or cobalt toxicity
  • Swelling and inflammation

Metal Toxicity Symptoms

  • chest pain, shortness of breath
  • numbness, weakness, change in vision or hearing
  • fatigue, feeling cold, weight gain
  • change in urination habits
  • high levels of metal in the blood

DePuy Pinnacle, Another Failure has been recalled.

New Recall Adept Hip Replacement

Johnson and Johnson has a history of failed implants and now the Stryker Rejuvinate and ABG modular stems have been recalled.

Call our Hip Replacement Helpline today

 

 

Seniors and Athletes are Prone to Hip Fracture and Victims of the DePuy Hip Replacement recall

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Depuy Hip Replacement News

Now that the dePuy Hip Replacement is going to trial we can take a look at who is most likely to be a victim of a failed DePuy. Well, it is most likely someone prone to Hip fractures whic eventually result in needing a hip replacement. DePuy Hip replacement helpline is reaching out to seniors and athletes as the time is running short. Each state has a statute of limitations and that is usually going to block your ability to file. You must act quickly.

Everyone is at risk of incurring fractures. On the other hand, people suffer increased risks with conditions like old age, osteoporosis, osteomyelitis, type two diabetes patients and other diseases that make the bone porous, brittle and highly permeable. Unfortunately, falls and hip injuries are common on frail elderly patients, making hip fracture rehabilitation a primary concern. Elderly and other people like athletes and workers who are prone or highly likely to incur hip injuries must establish an ongoing communication with a qualified medical doctor or orthopedic surgeon.

Types and Modes of Fractures that maybe  eventually requiring a hip replacement

There are several types of fractures, which doctors consider before diagnosis is set:

* Comminuted fracture – is the condition where the bones fragment into several pieces. * Oblique fracture – the bone breaks acquired a curved or sloping pattern. * Impacted fracture – otherwise known as the buckle fracture, this is the type of fracture whose ends are driven into each other. * Transverse fracture – the type of fracture forming a right angle to the bone’s axis. * Greenstick fracture – occurs when the bone is just bent and not fully broken. * Other types of fracture include pathologic, compressed, avulsion, depressed, and spiral.

Modes of Hip Fractures

Only a few types of fractures are associated with hip injuries, which cause back pain. With that, several modes of hip fractures and considered to thoroughly evaluate the extent of injury:

* Intertrochanteric hip fracture is the type of fracture that doesn’t involve or cause damage to the blood flow in the bone. It usually doesn’t require   hip replacement for treatment. * Intracapsular hip fracture is the type of bone breakage that occurs within the capsule of the joint. * Extracapsular hip fracture is the type of fracture that occurs at the articular extremity of the bone, which is outside the line of the attachment of the capsular ligament of the hip joint

Causes of Fractures

Bone fracture can happen to anyone. It’s typically caused by various types of trauma on the bone. Bone trauma may result from accidental falls, motor vehicle accidents or a disease that weakens the bone. Hence, hip and back injury, bone fracture may cause back pain, swelling, bruising and internal bleeding.

Assessment of Fracture Risks and Fracture Damage

The risks of getting fractures can be assessed by performing tests and evaluations on bone density, current medications taken, medical conditions, medical history or personal history, and lifestyle or work factors.

To assess actual fractures, doctors usually perform hematology tests and x-rays to evaluate and locate the fracture area. X-ray results will guide them in locating the breaks on the bones while hematology tests help them spot the decreases in HCT and Hgb, which indicative the severity of damage incurred. Doctors may assess the condition by evaluating the pain experienced from motion and the tenderness, immobility, deformity, crepitus, ecchymosis, edema and paresthesia or creeping, tingling and pricking sensations observed and experienced on the affected site

If you are an athlete who has had a Depuy hip replacement and has undergone revision surgery call the dePuy Hip Replacement Helpline today. If you are a senior or child of a senior who has had hip replacement surgery and it has been with one on the metal on metal recalls contact us immediately.