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New Medical Study on Zimmer Durom Cup shows 11.1% Failure Rate
Doctors at the University of Wisconsin released a study in September 2010 documenting for the first time the unusually high failure rate of the Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Implant. Lawsuits have been pending for several years alleging that the Durom Cup has a high failure rate. A number of orthopaedic surgeons have also expressed concerns about having to redo surgeries involving the Durom Cup. However, there has never before been a statistical analysis done to prove that the failure rate of the Durom Cup was higher that a background rate of failures of hip implants that can and do occur for unknown reasons.
The analysis done comparing hip implants was published in a well respected peer reviewed journal entitled The Journal of Arthroplasty. This is a Journal that is read by orthopaedic surgeons specializing in hip implant surgery. I expect this article will be used by doctors testifying in the pending lawsuits against Zimmer because it supports the case that the Durom Cup does not perform as expected and that a defect in the product has been the cause of many hip implant failures.
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