Biomet M2A-Magnum Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement
The latest metal-on-metal artificial hip device to come under scrutiny
September 12, 2012
The safety of Biomet M2A-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement device has come under scrutiny following reports of a number of adverse side effects over the past several years.
The Biomet M2A-Magnum device includes chromium and cobalt in its composition. Much like the recalled DePuy ASR, both the head and the acetabular cup (ball and socket components) in the Biomet are made of metal. When these two components rub against each other, small metal pieces could come off and enter the surrounding tissue and the bloodstream. This could cause inflammation, loosening, cobalt toxicity (metal poisoning) and other problems similar to those implanted with the DePuy ASR devices.
While the Biomet M2A-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement has not been recalled, there is some concern that it may prematurely fail and put patients’ health at risk.
Symptoms of a failed Biomet metal-on-metal hip implant may include:
- Pain around the hip, thigh or groin
- Difficulty walking or standing
- Swelling around the implant area
- Rash that indicates dying tissue
- Loosening or dislocation of the implant
The FDA is currently reviewing the safety and effectiveness of Biomet M2A-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacements.
More than 80,000 Biomet M2A-Magnum devices have been implanted in patients throughout the United States.
Hip Replacement Failure and Your Legal Rights
If you or someone you know is suffering from problems with a Biomet metal-on-metal hip replacement, learn how you can protect your rights. Fill out a contact form on this page for a free and confidential case evaluation by a medical product liability lawyer or contact us at 888-290-4472.
For additional information on the Biomet M2A-Magnum metal-on-metal hip replacement, click on the links below: