Effects of Metal-on-Metal Implants: Tissue Necrosis – Gerard Ryan of Parker Waichman Explains

Effects of Metal-on-Metal Implants: Tissue Necrosis – Gerard Ryan of Parker Waichman Explains


You may not know that tissue necrosis can
be an adverse effect on the metal on metal hip implant that you were recently given.
My name is Gerard Ryan and I work for Parker Waichman. And today I want to answer the many
questions we’ve been receiving regarding necrosis and metal on metal implants. Metal
on metal implants have been linked to an array of serious side effects. But among the most
devastating are tissue necrosis. So when a metal on metal implant is installed on the
body, there can be intense pressure on the implant. This causes a friction in the implant
and releasing of metal ions. These metal ions can be released into the surrounding tissue
or the blood and implant themselves in those soft tissues. This leads to a wear and tear
over time and an immune response. This immune response can lead to necrosis of the tissue
surrounding the implant. Now in tissue necrosis affects the tissue surrounding an implant
this can often lead to the need for revision surgery, which requires removing the entire
implant and replacing it with a new one. Now if you have metal on metal implant and have
been experiencing extreme pain, swelling, the inability to move or walk, you may be
experiencing tissue necrosis and you should go to your health care provider immediately
to get an x-ray or CT scan to see what’s going on. Now why am I telling you about this
dangerous side effect? Well, you may be sitting at home with a painful metal on metal implant
and may be wondering what’s going on. We get calls every day from people with metal
on metal hip implants wondering what’s going on and what their legal rights are. So here’s
what I want you to do. I want you to pick up the phone and call 1-800-800-9797. My name
is Gerard Ryan and thank you for watching this video.

Author: Kevin Mason

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