Over 70,000 hip replacements are performed every year by the NHS and the procedure is actually quite common if you are over the age of 60.
The operation involves part of, or all of , the hip joint being replaced by a prosthesis. Many compensation claims have arisen from metal on metal hip replacements and the manufacturer DePuy (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson ) have made many recalls.
It has been estimated that there are around 40,000 patients that require surgery due to failing hip replacements and many are patients are in a worse position than they were prior to the initial surgery.
Common complaints following hip replacements can be :
- Accidental lengthening or shortening of the leg
- Dislocated hip
- Loosening of the prosthesis
- Infection or general health complaints