The Pinnacle Hip Solutions with TrueGlide is invented by DePuy Orthopaedics, one of the international makers of hip replacement devices. An FDA-approved product, it is designed to promote pain relief and a smooth range-of-motion solution better than other existing hip replacement devices. According to its manufacturer, its product line includes ceramic-on-polyethylene, metal-on-polyethylene, ceramic-on-ceramic, metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal. Because of the durable materials used in this technology, it is said to endure active use without prematurely failing.
Hip replacement surgery is used to mend the tainted surfaces that are inflicting pain by employing an element of the hip joint with synthetic implant. Total hip replacement surgery, replaces the femur and the socket with an artificial implant. If you have hip replacement, it relieves pain and helps your hip join to work better, thus, restoring your normal walking and movements because the implants are fashioned to renew stability and function. Adverse Side-Effects of Pinnacle Hip Replacement
However, no matter how durable the components used in the making of DePuy Pinnacle hip replacement, there are problems and complications reported by users who claimed they were harmed. The FDA has received approximately 1,300 adverse reaction reports regarding the Pinnacle device. While it is made with a metal ball and joint, it is also engineered to last at least 15 year. However, many of its implants are failing within months after the initial surgery. This incident has resulted the patient’s need for another surgery to remove the implant. Because of this event, the removal of the implant is needed for all the patients who have been using the hip replacement. Cobalt and chromium are used in the construction of the ball and joint device of the Pinnacle hip replacement. Once the two surfaces rub against each other, they produce tiny metal particles that are chipped off, dispersing toxic metal particles into the recipient’s bloodstream and causing metallosis or kidney or liver disease. Tiny metal flakes are chipped off once the two metal rub against each other, circulating toxic metal particles into the user’s bloodstream causing metallosis or kidney or liver disease. Agony and immobility may result once the tiny cobalt and chromium shard are discharge in the bloodstream, thus causing inflammation in the joint. The rubbing off of the cup and ball-shaped replacement head of the thigh bone could be the aftermath of the device’s short life-span.
The US Drug Watchdog questioned FDA approval in the light of hundreds of thousands of Americans who now suffered because of the ill effect caused by the Depuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement device. Now DePuy Orthopaedics is faced with a number of lawsuits due to the adverse effect of their product. If you’re one of the many people who were harmed, do not hesitate to stand up for your rights. URL:
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