There are problems being reported with the Wright Profemur hip replacement. The Wright Profemur Total Hip System includes the Conserve Plus Cup, the Conserve Total Femoral Head, the Wright Modular Femoral Neck and the Profemur E Cementless Stem. Specifically, Australian data shows that the Profemur Z hip implant, manufactured by Wright Medical Technologies, has an 11.2% failure rate after three years.
This Profemur Z hip implant is sold as new hip replacement surgery that does not require the hip to be dislocated. Wright’s Profemur Xm hip stem is as modular neck hip implant with cemented fixation which, ostensibly, allows for a better connection between the implant of the stem and the cup and purportedly bends easier than traditional hip implants. In theory, this causes less soft tissue injury during and after the hip surgery.
I think Wright Medical would disagree with the 11.2% figure. But I think even Wright would agree that if this number is accurate, there should be a recall of this hip implant. The DePuy hip implant caused a “no-brainer, let’s set aside a billion dollars for settlement” recall.
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