The following are the most common questions (FAQ) about the MicroPort Profemur Hip Stem System.
What is the MicroPort Profemur Hip Stem System?
Formerly manufactured by a division of Wright Medical, Profemur devices have been made and sold by Chinese orthopedic manufacturer MicroPort since they acquired the company in January 2014. The Profemur modular neck is a component between the femoral stem and femoral head, which is part of a variety of hip replacement systems that use different parts to help surgeons fit the implant to match a patient’s unique anatomy.
What are the complications with MicroPort Profemur?
The complications patients are experiencing are:
- Fractures in the device
- Sudden and severe pain in the hip
- Difficulty walking
- Falling or other severe injuries to the hip or leg
- Tingling or numbness in the hip or leg
- Increased blood levels of chromium and cobalt
- Need for revision surgery to correct
Why was the MicroPort Profemur recalled by the FDA?
On August 7th 2015 the FDA issued a Class I Recall, which is the most severe form of recall, alerting everyone who had hip replacement surgery of serious complications associated to the MicroPort Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant device.
Due to the increased amount of reported fractures of the Profemur neck implant made from June 15th, 2009 to July 22nd, 2015, the recall was issued.
A Class I recall is described as:
“[T]he most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”
What should you do if you had/have a MicroPort Profemur?
If you believe, or know, you’ve had this particular hip implant, you should consult your doctor and get your implant examined immediately for any fractures or other complications.
Many patients with this implant require revision surgeries, meaning the original implant is removed and replaced with a unit that is safer and more reliable.
In addition, these devices can potentially cause elevated blood serum levels of chromium and cobalt due to wear that occurs between the moving parts of the device causing microscopic debris to enter the bloodstream.
The Class I Recall for this device suggests anyone with this implant is at severe risk of their implant fracturing.
Do you qualify for a MicroPort Profemur lawsuit?
If you, or a loved one, have been affected by a MicroPort Profemur hip implant, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation as a victim of a recalled medical implant. Contact us today at 1-800-214-1010 today as there may be a statute of limitations. We offer a 100% free case review.