DEPUY PINNACLE METAL-METAL HIP IMPLANTS
The Pinnacle Metal-on-Metal Acetabular Cup Liner is part of the broader Pinnacle Hip System. The metal liner works only with Pinnacle Acetabular Shells and 28mm cobalt-chromium-molybdenum (Co-Cr-Mo) femoral heads. The Pinnacle metal liner was FDA approved, under the “510K process” based on a similar DePuy product that was already approved.
Unfortunately, similar to the DePuy ASR hip system, some patients who have received the DePuy Pinnacle hip system have dealt with severe pain, high early failure rates and the development of metallosis.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury caused by the DePuy Pinnacle Hip System, you may be entitled to recover damages in a lawsuit against the manufacturer.