According to medical reports, a manufacturing defect declared that these implants were to be recalled due to tiny particles of metal being shed when the metal parts within the implant rubbed together. These tiny particles would then invade surrounding bone and soft tissue.
The consequences of such a defect have been known to cause infection, inflammation, and pain. If these metal particles entered the blood stream, they could also become problematic; as it can cause metal poisoning. The blood stream could then carry these metal particles to other parts of the body and become lodged in organs not involved with the original implant site.
Revision Surgery Is Often Required
When these prostheses become problematic, revision surgery is often the only other viable outcome. With this final outcome, however, there is yet another level of concern.
Revision surgery is often much more difficult than the first-time implant surgery itself. While often related to the erosion of bone and tissue surrounding the original implant site, the recovery time on the second surgery is usually much longer.
So, due to these recall findings, not only have patients already lived through the fears associated with the original surgery, they now have to face the real possibility of reliving those fears all over again. Only this time, those fears will be much more escalated.
Seek Professional Guidance Right Away
After receiving a CONSERVE hip replacement, if you continue to suffer from hip or back pain, seek professional medical assistance right away. The metal on metal rubbing could conclude the immediate need for revision surgery. High levels of metal ions in the bloodstream might indicate that you have been exposed to metal poisoning. These are areas that warrant concern needing your immediate attention.
If you seriously feel that your hip replacement surgery did not give you the results that you were expecting, don’t hesitate to seek the necessary medical attention that you deserve. You do not need to suffer from a hip replacement product that is currently on a recall list.