In the most serious type of recall categorized by the FDA, MicroPort Orthopedics’ ProFemur Long Cobalt Chrome 8 Degree Varus and Valgus Modular Neck hip implants have been pulled from the market due to their unexpected propensity to fracture, leading to acute injury and even death. All 10,825 units were affected by Micro Port’s August 2015 recall due to one of the device’s three main components, the modular neck, spontaneously fracturing. Patients who received one of these hip implants may experience a sudden onset of severe pain, difficulty or inability to walk, or tingling sensations or numbness in the leg.
Formerly manufactured by a division of Wright Medical, ProFemur products have been made and sold by Chinese orthopedic products manufacturer MicroPort ever since it acquired Wright’s Ortho Recon business in January 2014. The acquisition established MicroPort Orthopedics as the fifth largest multinational hip and knee orthopedic reconstruction business in the world.
What Does This Mean for You?
If you have a Wright ProFemur hip replacement manufactured between June 2009 and January 2014 or a MicroPort ProFemur hip replacement manufactured between January 2014 and July 2015 and have suffered a fracture or were told by your doctor that you are at risk for a sudden hip fracture, you may be legally entitled to financial compensation.
Want to Know if You Have a Valid Legal Claim?
Call us at 888-894-8946 to speak with an experienced attorney about your potential legal claim regarding your Wright or MicroPort ProFemur hip.