According to a recent article in U.S. News & World Report, a Danish study compared more than 66,000 recipients of total hip replacements to nearly 200,00 persons who did not have the procedure; the average age of those studies is 72, and "most were white and female." The results of the study show that "the hip replacement patients had a 4.4-fold increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke--bleeding in the brain--in the two weeks after surgery, compared to people in the general population. They also had a nearly 4.7-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke--from blocked blood flow to the brain--during that [same] time."
Moreover, "[t]he risk of ischemic stroke stayed higher for six weeks after hip replacement and the risk for hemorrhagic stroke stayed higher for 12 weeks, according to the study published online Nov. 6 in the journal Stroke," noted the U.S. News article. (The risk of stroke declined after that time and returned to normal after one year.) Accordingly, those who are considering hip replacement surgery should factor in the increased of risk of stroke.
Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group, implores anyone with a friend or relative who has received a dangerous hip implant or other medical device to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Hip Replacement Lawsuits Information Page at http://www.rotlaw.com/hip-replacement-lawsuits/.
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