Sunday, July 27, 2008

Zimmer Durum Cup Replacements Recalled Due to Injuries

In 2006 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Zimmer Durum Cup for use in complete hip replacement surgery. In July 2008 Durum Cup hip replacement parts were recalled by the FDA after patients who received the new hips complained that the parts did not work properly. Some patients experienced lingering pain in the area, while others noticed a clicking sound or grinding sensation coming from their new hip. Others complained that their new artificial hips caused persistent pain and discomfort that required additional surgeries to replace the Durum Cups with other hip replacements. Prominent Los Angeles orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Dorr issued a public advisory about his findings and within months, the hip replacements were taken off the market.