You may not have been aware of all of the risks associated with metal-on-metal hip implants before you had your hip replacement surgery. Now, however, each new study or FDA update fills you with dread. Will you be one of the patients hurt by metal-on-metal implants? How will you know if the medical device inside of you is failing? Will you be able to take the appropriate actions to protect yourself if the unthinkable happens and the very device that was supposed to improve your quality of life hurts you?
Five Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore After Hip Replacement Surgery
In the FDA’s January 2013 update about metal-on-metal hip replacements, the FDA suggests warns patients of the following symptoms of potential complications:
- Pain while walking, moving, or staying still.
- Swelling on or near the hip.
- Change in ability to walk or move.
- Numbness on or near the hip.
- Noises such as squeaking, popping, clicking or grinding in the hip.
Patients who experience one or more of these symptoms should contact their orthopedic surgeon right away.
Patients Should Also Contact Experienced Cedar Rapids Class Action Lawyers
If you have been suffered an injury and or needed additional surgery because of a problem with your metal-on-metal hip replacement then it is important to also contact an experienced Cedar Rapids hip replacement attorney to discuss your rights and possible recovery. For more information, please contact us via our website or call us at 1-800-800-5678.