October 19, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.
In August 2015, MicroPort voluntarily recalled its Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System. The recall came after MicroPort received twenty-eight reports of the modular neck fracturing. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined this is a Class I recall, meaning that it poses a risk of significant injury death. Patients implanted with a Profemur Modular-Neck Implant System have been advised to speak with their doctors if any symptoms of a fracture arise such as sudden, extreme pain in the area of the hip implant, inability or difficulty to walk, trauma to the hip and / or leg, or no feeling or numbness in their leg.
The Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System is a device that allows for surgeons to change parts in order to fit perfectly in the specific patient’s body. The FDA has announced that there are 10,825 components that are affected by the recall.
If you or a loved one had a Profemur Modular-Neck Hip Implant System implanted and are experiencing complications, contact us or call toll free (713) 621-7944 for a free consultation and case evaluation by one of our product liability attorneys.