Painful Side Effects Caused by Artimplant Artelon® Spacer

The Artimplant Artelon® Spacer is a medical device used for people with thumb disabilities. The product is produced by Artimplant AB and distributed by Small Bone Innovations. Neither company offers consumers a warning about all of the multiple reports of painful side effects and other negative, sometimes severe, reactions.

Artimplant Artelon® Spacers are surgically implanted into a person’s hand with the intent to relieve pain and disability caused by arthritis but keep strength intact. However, as is well known among medical professionals, when a foreign object is placed in the body, the body can reject it and react badly to the implanted device. Many patients have reported serious reactions including loss of motion, swelling and inflammatory synovitis leading to severe pain that can be worse then the symptoms prior to the implant. The Artelon® Spacer can also break in the body. Occasionally, under stress, it has fragmented leaving tiny pieces in the hand, which can cause serious complications.

Those with a Artelon® Spacer implanted in their hands that lead to negative reactions do have legal rights they can discuss with an attorney. We are willing and able to help those who have suffered because of an Artelon® Spacer.

With a lawsuit against Artimplant AB and Small Bone Innovations, we may be able to help you get compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about an Artimplant Artelon® Spacer lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to these products, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact an Artelon Spacer® Lawyer today.

Artelon® CMC Spacer Complications

Unfortunately, in the three years it has been on the market, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received a number of adverse event reports related to the Artelon® CMC Spacer.  Some of these reports involve an inflammatory response and swelling with bone loss.  When this occurs, removal of the failed implant is often necessary.

In other cases, recipients have reported that the Artelon® CMC Spacer breaks apart in the hand, often requiring additional surgeries.  These additional procedures may require the surgical removal of tendons from other areas of the body, such as the arm, to fully repair the thumb joint.  In some cases, the thumbs of patients have become visibly misshapen following implantation of the Artelon® CMC Spacer.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to these products, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact an Artelon Spacer® Lawyer today.

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