Zimmer Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of hip replacement products, and had to seize the sales of their Durom Cup artificial hip implant. The halt of sales began after researchers revealed that a disproportionate number of implant recipients were experiencing problems with their recently implanted Durom Cup prosthetic hips; however Zimmer maintains that they have found no evidence of a defect or design flaw.
According to Dr. Larry Dorr of the Dorr institute for Arthritis research and Education, The Durom Cup should indeed be recalled. Dorr claims that out of the 165 Durom Cup implants that he performed, 14 were revised or required revision within the first two years. Dorr claims that the Durom cup is defective due to the cup not being able to sit properly in the hip.
Dorr’s comments led to an investigation, which eventually led to the suspension of sales in July. If you or a loved one has suffered from the Durom Hip Cup hip implant then contact the office of Reich and Binstock today for an evaluation.