Do you have a Wright Conserve Hip Implant Injury?
Hips are the largest most stable ball and socket joints in your body. The hip bone fits snugly into the hip socket allowing for smooth, stable function. Located at the upper end of the thigh (femur) bone, the hip joint permits a variety of leg movements and helps to reinforce your body's center of gravity.
Hips assume a huge responsibility for your well-being and movement. That is why it is so critical when getting a hip implant that the hip implant improves your quality of life.
Approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2009, the CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System manufactured by Wright Medical Technology is a metal on metal resurfacing artificial hip replacement system, surgically implanted to replace a hip joint. The CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System is called a resurfacing prosthesis because only the surface of the ball or femoral head is removed to implant the femoral head resurfacing component.
Hip resurfacing is a surgical alternative to total hip replacement. Hip resurfacing consists of placing a cobalt-chrome metal cap, which is hollow and shaped like a mushroom, over the head of the femur while a matching metal cup is placed in pelvis socket, replacing the articulating surfaces of the patient's hip joint and removing very little bone as compared to a total hip replacement.
Do you or a family member have a Wright Conserve Hip Implant Injury?
Your life has been turned upside down by pain and a faulty hip implant. What can you do about it? Contact the medical device lawyers at Anapol Schwartz law firm toll free at (866) 735-2792 to find out if you are eligible for an unsafe hip implant lawsuit. Let us help.
Complications associated with the CONSERVE® Plus Total Resurfacing Hip System are:
- Migrating/loosening of the component
- Femoral neck fracture
- Trochanteric fracture (upper thigh bone break)
One of the major concerns of the Wright Conserve hip implant is the release of metal particles resulting in metal toxicity in the patient’s blood, soft tissue, and bone tissue. An accumulation of metal particles in body tissue causes metallosis (build-up of metallic debris in the body’s soft tissues), tissue necrosis, pseudo tumors (a mass of inflamed cells that resembles a tumor but is actually collected fluids) plus more complications. Metallosis may cause osteolysis or loss of calcium from bone.