hip surgery

Preoperative Opioid Use Before Joint Replacement Surgery Increases Risks


New research indicates that opioid use before joint replacement surgery puts patients at substantially higher risks for excruciating injuries, hospital readmittance, and joint implant failure, necessitating additional surgeries.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published the revelatory study this past month. Researchers from the University of Chicago found that more than half the patients...

Zimmer Fights Hip Component Lawsuit MDL


As hip replacement lawsuits continue to mount throughout the federal court system over significant issues with the Zimmer VerSys femoral head and M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology, the manufacturer is fighting a recent request to centralize the federal hip component litigation for pretrial proceedings.Currently, Zimmer-Biomet is facing approximately two dozen of hip component lawsuits...