On July 22, 2008 (just two years after the product was introduced), Zimmer, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of its Zimmer Durom Acetabular Component (Durom Cup), because the instructions for use/surgical technique instructions were inadequate. In a July 22, 2008 letter to surgeons, titled “Urgent Device Correction,” Zimmer stated, “All monoblock metal-on-metal acetabular cups are recognized as technically challenging devices to implant. Reducing the risk of hip dislocation while conserving acetabular bone is a key benefit of these devices that must be weighed against the technique demands.” While, according to Zimmer, Inc., only about 5% of patients who received a Durom Cup will experience serious problems such as loosening, grinding, and pain at the implant site, that 5% will likely need additional surgery to correct the defects.
If you live in California and have received a Durom Cup and are experiencing problems such as loosening, popping, squeaking, unexpected joint pain, fracture, or need for additional surgery you should know that attorney and physician Paul J. Molinaro is available to answer your legal questions and help you determine whether you are entitled to compensation from Zimmer, Inc. You can reach Paul J. Molinaro, M.D. J.D. toll free at (888)MDJDLAW. The initial consultation is also free, and if Paul determines that you have a case, and you decide to hire Paul, he will represent you on a contingent basis.