Pain, inflammation, tissue damage and rashes
As our population ages, orthopedic surgeries are becoming more routine, and hip replacement surgery is now one of the most commonly performed procedures. Not only is it more frequent, but the average age of the recipient is much younger. Consequently, it’s now more important than ever to know that the replacements will last longer and not be fraught with complications. Unfortunately, complaints of failed hip surgeries are in the news all the time and are the source of numerous class action lawsuits. Certain types of devices are now the subject of FDA investigations. Read on for further information.
But At What Cost?
As the Boomer generation ages, joints ache, knees fail, arthritis sets in, and the typical 45-64 year old finds himself less able to participate in activities formerly enjoyed. Television ads depicting Boomers engaging in active sports and leisure activities have led to a generation that feels as if body parts can be surgically swapped out like tires on a car. Aside from surgical risks such as blood clots, infection and potentially lethal reactions to anesthesia, there is now sufficient evidence that the replacement knees and hips are not living up to their promise and failing early on. Read this article for additional information on the topic.