Patients with Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacement devices have reported experiencing severe hip pain, swelling and difficulty walking. These symptoms may be caused by problems with the Biomet hip replacement device.
Types of Biomet Hip Complications
Severe biomet hip complications include:
- Hip implant loosening
- Fretting and corrosion
- Hip dislocation
- Fractures at the site of the implant.
Biomet Hip Replacement Studies
The Australian National Joint Registry conducted a study of Biomet hip replacements in 2011 and found that patients implanted with Biomet M2A Magnum hips had a revision surgery rate of 7.2 percent. The Biomet revision rate is much higher than revision rates of other hip replacement devices, however, the FDA has not yet issued Biomet recall.
Biomet 510(k) Approval
Biomet M2a Magnum hip replacements were approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program. This program allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device already approved by the FDA.
If you were implanted with a M2a Magnum hip replacement system and experienced serious Biomet hip complications, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.