Before you can really understand why some patients have filed Stryker hip replacement lawsuits, you need to understand the different devices. Hip replacement surgery is one of the most common types of orthopedic procedures performed in the U.S. The surgery consists of removing the damaged hip joint, which is comprised of the acetabulum, which is the socket portion of the joint … [Read more...]
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Hip Replacement?
It wouldn’t be hard to believe that almost every single one of the estimated 300,000 people who undergo hip replacement surgery every year want to know how long it will take to recover from the procedure and be able to get back to normal. Many people who have suffered from faulty hip replacements have decided to pursue a Stryker hip replacement lawsuit. There are many … [Read more...]
How Many Years Does a Hip Implant Last?
More than 300,000 hip implant surgeries are performed each year and most are performed because the patient has a condition like arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, or an old injury like a fracture or dislocation. But one of the most common questions surrounding this procedure is how long a patient can expect their implant to last. The other question is why people are filing … [Read more...]
What is a Hip Replacement?
When the hip joint is damaged because of a condition like arthritis or because of broken bone, just walking can be extremely painful. Trying to get up from a seated position can be difficult and even laying down can cause serious discomfort. You may be forced to change how you go about your everyday activities, and may have to use medications and equipment to help you deal the … [Read more...]
Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit Information
Millions of hip replacement surgeries have been performed since the very first implant surgery in 1960. While the devices being implanted today are very different from the ones used decades ago, unfortunately, some of them come with problems and issues that were unheard of back then. Hip implant device maker Stryker is embroiled in legal battles over the safety and … [Read more...]