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This video features George E. McLaughlin, a Personal Injury attorney based in Colorado.
How do you know if your hip replacement device could be defective, and what do you do? We ask Colorado attorney George McLaughlin for this AskTheLawyers™ Quick Question.
Most people don't know what kind of a hip product they have. This is the pro-femur hip stem. You can find out by asking your surgeon what they put in. Most people really don't pay attention to the brand name, but there's a particular issue with this product because if this modular neck is in the process of breaking, there's no way to tell. You can't X-ray a person with enough radiation to see into the body of this stem and see the neck breaking. These come in two sizes; there's a short neck and a long neck. The long necks have just recently been recalled. The company that acquired this product from Wright Medical a few years ago, they're called Micro Port, they're now responsible for this product. They issued a formal recall of all of the long necks because of the excessive fracture rate.
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