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Fragebogen zur Ermittlung wiederkehrender Belastungen durch Chrom-/Kobaltabrieb

Vorliegender Fragebogen ist ausschließlich für den internen Gebrauch der Selbsthilfegruppe Durom Metasul LDH Hüftprobleme e.V. gedacht. Er dient der Feststellung, ob der durch MoM Hüftprothesen verursachte Metallabrieb zu gleichen oder ähnlichen gesundheitlichen Problemen führt.

Wir bitte deshalb alle Patienten, die eine Metall-auf-Metall-Großkopf Hüftprothese implantiert bekamen, den Fragenbogen herunter zu laden, auszufüllen und die Selbsthilfegruppe zurück zu schicken. Für Ihre Unterstützung ganz herzlichen Dank!

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Metal on Metal (MoM) Hip Replacement: New Information

New information is available on hip replacement operations in the United States. According to the FDA, recalls and warnings related to metal on metal hip replacements have been occurring since 2008 when Zimmer, manufacturer of a one-piece metal socket device that featured a plasma coating, issued notice that they were suspending sales of their “Durom Cup” component. (Source: Digital Journal)

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Gerichtsverfahren gegen DePuy in New York: 36% Fehlerquote bei ASR-Prothesen

Fortgesetzt wurden am 14.2.2013 die Zeugenbefragung im  DePuy ASR Hüftprothesen Verfahren. Das Gericht zititerte Ergebnisse der von DePuy durchgeführten Studie aus dem Jahre 2011 bei ASR-Patienten.  Danach stellte sich die ASR-Prothese innerhalb von 5 Jahren bei 36% der Fälle als fehlerhaft heraus. Der Zeuge räumte ein, dass er selbst 66 ASR Hüftprothesen implantiert habe. 11 davon mußten nach kurzer Zeit bereits revidiert werden.* (Kransky v. DePuy, BC456086, California Superior Court, Los Angeles County (Los Angeles)).

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Zimmer Durom Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue

The actual situation in the United States describes Joe Saunders in his article „Zimmer Durom Hip Implant Lawsuits Continue“.

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BHR-Prothese (Birmingham Hip Resurfacing)

In der Ärzte-Zeitung vom 02.10.2012 berichtet Peter Leiner von einem Artikel im Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery von einer Auswertung der Birmingham Hip Kappenprothese bei Männern und Frauen. Er berichtet, dass diese Prothesenmodell für Frauern offensichtlich weniger geeignet ist wie für Männer. Lesen Sie hier mehr.

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Support for Patients in the USA

In the United States patients are offered help if they suspect they have a Zimmer Durom Cup used in their Hip Replacement.

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Senator Seeks Data on Artificial Hips and Knees from Zimmer

Politicians are asking Zimmer, the biggest maker of artificial hips and knees in the USA, to disclose information about complaints about Zimmer’s products.

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The New Zealand Joint Registry

The year 1997 marked 30 years since the first total hip replacement had been performed in New Zealand and as a way of recognising this milestone it was unanimously agreed by the membership of the NZOA to adopt a proposal by the then President, Alastair Rothwell to set up a National Joint Registry.

Surgeon and Hospital Reports
  
It was agreed that every six months reports were to be generated from the Registry data base for primary and revision hip and knee replacements and to consist of:
 
*the number of procedures performed by the individual surgeon or at the hospital;
 *the total number of procedures performed in the region in which the surgeon works;
 *the national total and cumulative totals for each of these categories.

Since 2008 each surgeon also receives their individual revision rate for their registered primary arthroplasties, and the reports have become annual rather than six monthly. The National Joint Registry was introduced as a planned staged procedure.
 
Stage I November 1997 to March 1998
 
The base administrative structure was established. The data forms and the data base were developed and a trial was performed at Burwood Hospital.
 
 Stage II April 1998 to June 1998 
 
Further trialling was performed throughout the Christchurch Hospitals and the data forms and information packages were further refined.
 
Stage III July 1998 to March 1999 
 
The data collection was expanded into five selected New Zealand regions for trial and assessment. Also during this time communication networks and the distribution of information packages into the remaining regions of New Zealand were carried out.
 
Stage IV April 1 1999 the National Joint Registry became fully operational throughout New Zealand.
 

Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant Injury Lawyers, USA

The lawyers and attorneys at Parker, Waichman, Alonso LLP are offering free case evaluations to individuals injured by defective ZImmer Durom Cup hip implant components.  In July 2008, Zimmer Holdings announced it was suspending sales of the Durom Cup hip implant component due to a high number of patient complaints.  If you or a loved one has been injured by this defective device, we urge you to contact one of our Durom Cup hip implant injury lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case. More

Zimmer Durom Cup problems could have been discovered sooner

New York Times
July 29th, 2008 by Austin Kirk | PERMALINK

An article in today’s edition of the New York Times highlights the lack of tracking system in place in the United States, which may have alerted doctors sooner to the Zimmer Durom Cup problems which eventually led the manufacturer to suspend sales last week. The decision to stop selling the product in the U.S. came months after doctors first started complaining that patients were experiencing loosening of their Zimmer Durom Cup artificial hip and required revisions of their hip replacements at an alarming rate.

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