The Zimmer Durom is a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing system that was marketed specifically to younger patients. The device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the 510(k) process on April 26, 2007. The system is a metallic resurfacing prosthesis with a monoblock head and femoral guide pin.
On July 22, 2008, Zimmer recalled the Durom hip replacement acetabular component (specifically, the Durom cup). Numerous patients had reported adverse events of cup loosening and the need for revision of the implant. Other patients have reported adverse metal reactions to the hip system . According to data from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry’s 2011 Annual Report, this device has a revision rate of 5.5% at the five year mark.
Click here to see Zimmer’s communication to surgeon’s regarding the recall of the Zimmer Durom Cup.
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Durom® is a registered trademark of Zimmer, Inc. and is used for informational and product identification purposes only.