Zimmer Durom Cup Lawsuits: Hip Replacement Part Sales Suspended

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted July 24, 2008


Sales have been suspended in the United States for the Zimmer Durom Cup hip replacement component, since many doctors have reported a substantially higher need for revisions and further hip surgery. The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Zimmer hip replacement lawsuits for individuals who received the Durom Cup and have experienced problems more than three months after surgery or required additional surgeries or revisions.

The Zimmer Durom Cup was approved in the United States in 2006 for use during total hip replacement, or total hip arthroplasty. The component has been implanted in over 12,000 patients. According to information released by Zimmer, some doctors have encountered post-hip surgery problems requiring revision as much as 5.7% of the time.

Unlike traditional hip replacement parts, the Durom Acetabular Component is a monoblock cup made of cobal chromium alloy, which is made from a single piece of material. It is designed for use in combination with Zimmer’s Metasul Metal-on-Metal Tribological Solution LDH (Large Diameter Heads).

Zimmer has suspended sales of the Durom Cup in the United States and asked doctors to stop implanting them immediately. It is their belief that doctors are not using the proper surgical technique required to avoid problems. The company has announced that they will correct the product’s labeling to provide more detailed instructions to doctors and implement surgical training programs in the United States.

Many doctors and patients question why these steps were not taken before Zimmer allowed their Durom Cup to be used in thousands of hip replacements. Individuals who received the Durom Cup, or who believe that their doctor may have used the newer hip component, have been advised by Zimmer to contact their doctor if they experience pain more than three months after surgery. Zimmer Durom Cup hip problems could lead to the need for further revisions and surgeries.


The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are investigating potential cases for users who have experienced pain, discomfort or the on-set of new problems during the months after a hip replacement surgery. Potential Zimmer Durom Cup Hip Replacement lawsuits are being investigated throughout the United States, and there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

If you, a friend or family member believe hip replacement problems may be related to the Zimmer Durom Cup, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

9 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Ms smith says:

    how can you find out if the doctor used the durom cup?

    Posted on September 18, 2008 at 11:49 am

  • Barry says:

    All i have had is one problem after a nother i have 2 cup replacemets And i am wondering when it will stop as i have another problem with my left hip and they had done it about 2 years ago. And i am getting pretty tired of always being in PAIN

    Posted on November 16, 2008 at 12:49 pm

  • Diane says:

    I also had my both of my hips replaced within 6 weeks of each other. The left side is great, but the right side is continuous pain. Sometimes the pain is worse than others. I had gone back to theropy because the doctor told me it was a muscle issue. I did theropy in early 2008, it worked for alittle while to make the pain better, and I have remained active since, and now again in late2008 I am experiencing pain again. I had my surgerys in 2006

    Posted on December 28, 2008 at 7:19 am

  • lorne says:

    my husband had a total hip replacement in june 0f 06 and has had nothing but constant pain and he is only 29 we have spent so much money on different doc to see if they can help and no one knows what is wrong! we dont have health ins so they have run us out of money could he be a victim of a defective hip replacement?

    Posted on March 12, 2009 at 11:49 pm

  • Christine says:

    I had my right hip replacement on March 14, 2006, since then, I’ve been in constant pain. I walk with a limp and uses a cane, I can’t lay on my right side nor back. I can only lay on my left side. I get stiff at times even when the weather is not bad. People say that you’ve had the surgery four years ago and still suffering with the pain. I thought the surgery would have made it better by now. I have three metals with plastic parts in my body. I’ve tried disability and was denied. I could add more to this but it’s to be discussed further with the attorney.

    Posted on August 27, 2010 at 11:57 am

  • Pam says:

    I had a zimmer hip replacement done in November 2007. I am having problems with my new hip with lots of pain. It is only 3 years old and I am wondering If my hip could be defective.

    Posted on December 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

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