Meyers & Flowers warns of serious elbow injuries due to Depuy Radial Head Prosthesis System
More than 50,000 DePuy Radial Head Prosthesis System devices have been recalled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) since late December 2016. Meyers & Flowers is warning the public and patients who have had an elbow replacement using the DePuy Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System about possible serious injuries.
Elbow replacement surgery is often recommended for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis as well as for those who have seriously injured their elbow. The Depuy Radial Head Prosthesis System was designed as a joint replacement device for the radial head in the elbow. According to the FDA, the Class 2 recall was issued due to the possibility of the device to loosen post-operatively at the stem bone interface.
Patients who have the DePuy Synthes elbow implants have reported the following complications due to the loosening of the device:
- Bone Loss/Osteolysis
- Impaired range of motion and joint mechanics
- Bone fracture around the implant area
- Irritation or damage to the Soft tissue
In many cases, revision or corrective surgery may be required because of complications due to this DePuy Synthes elbow implant.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications related to radial-stem loosening of the DePuy elbow implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Meyers & Flowers to explore your legal options, we can be reached at email@example.com or at 877-221-2511.