Hip Replacement Blog
  • Hip Replacement Settlements

    In July 2012, Stryker issued a recall on two of their metal on metal devices called the Rejuvenate and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems. The reason for the recall is because the devices are known to cause debris to get into the bloodstream and cause side effects like metal blood poisoning, inflammation, tissue damage […]

  • Hip Surgery – Ending a Career?

    Tim Lincecum has won three World Series titles, been to four All-Star games and won 2 Cy Young awards, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball. He has pitched for nine seasons and logged 1643 2/3 regular season innings. His career might be over because of hip pain. Hip problems have been a […]

  • Hip Surgery for Some, Replacement for Others

    Even the best athletes in the world can be impacted by hip problems. Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span had to undergo hip surgery earlier this week after previous back trouble morphed quickly needing surgery. Span was initially feeling left hip inflammation, but the pain increased and eventually doctors realized he needed surgery on the labrum […]

  • Hip Replacement Lawsuits

    Hip Replacement Problem Faulty metal hip implants have led to numerous hip replacement problem claims over the past year and beyond have led manufacturers, including Stryker Corporation to settle claims with patients. Both Stryker and DePuy have been involved in length claims and as recently as November 2014, Stryker agreed to settle several thousand claims […]

  • Understanding the Costs: Hip Replacements

    There is a lot of information out there about the true costs of surgeries, but do you know the fair market value for a hip replacement for a significant hip replacement problem? According to a recent study published through Blue Cross Blue Shield, a total hip replacement will cost between $31,839 and $44,816, with an […]

  • Hip Replacement Patient Stays Active, Plays Pickleball

    So….Pickleball, eh? Pickleball, which has been around since the 1960s is surging in popularity and while many might not know what it is–one man who recently underwent hip replacement surgery is getting back in the game. First, what is Pickleball? It’s very similar to tennis and pingpong, and is played on a smaller court with […]

  • Recovery Time for Replacements of All Kinds Speeding Up

    “Joint replacement surgery in the outpatient setting, by definition, necessitates and encourages the development of techniques that make the experience less complicated, less painful and less restrictive. About 1 million replacements are done every year. That number is expected to triple as baby boomers age. … There has been a demand from healthy patients to […]

  • Hip Replacement For U.S. Senator

    From North Dakota to The U.S. Capitol, everyone has to deal with hip replacement problems and hip surgery it seems. U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp is the latest congresswoman to have to deal with hip replacement surgery. A recent Associated Press article quoted Heithkamp spokesman Jared Gilmour, saying the surgery was “successful and she’s doing well.” According to Gilmour, Heitkamp […]

  • Welcome to HipReplacementProblem’s Blog

    HipReplacementProblem.com and our blog are dedicated to making sure you are justly compensated for any harm that may have come from replacing your hip. Metal on metal hip replacements have impacted more than 500,000 patients in the United Stated–known as all-metal hips, during hip replacement surgery. Device manufacturers said that the ball-and-socket components were made from cobalt and chromium […]