PDH is currently accepting clients who have received one of the following hip implants:
- DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System *recalled on August 24, 2010
- DePuy Pinnacle ® Ultamet Hip Implant
- Zimmer Durom® Acetabular Component* recalled on July 22, 2008
- Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Implant
- Biomet M2a-Magnum™
- Wright Medical Profemur Hip
While only two manufacturers (DePuy and Zimmer) have recalled their metal-on-metal hip devices, PDH is currently investigating all claims associated with metal-on-metal hip implants.
In February 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health communication about hip replacement components that have both a metal ball and a metal socket (metal-on-metal hip devices). To read their notification: Federal Drug Administration Communication
On May 6, 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a postmarket surveillance study of total metal-on-metal hip replacement devices. The New York Times performed an analysis of data received by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that evidences over 5,000 adverse event reports since January 2011 concerning artificial metal-on-metal hip implant devices. This number represents more complaints than the FDA received about similar devices in the previous four (4) years combined. Of the federal data reviewed, the New York Times found some 7,500 complaints about DePuy’s ASR hip replacement (accounting for 75% of the complaints), while Zimmer’s Durom cup received approximately 1,600 complaints.Read more detailed information from the FDA about metal on metal hip implants.