In 2006, a presentation at an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting discussed a study that linked the use of intra-articular pain pumps in shoulder surgeries to a condition called Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL). The pain pumps may deliver too much medicine to the shoulder causing a loss of cartilage that can lead to lifelong pain and suffering. There are hundreds of individuals across the country that use high volume pain pumps to cope with the pain that often follows arthroscopic shoulder surgery. These patients have an increased risk of cartilage loss in the shoulder and developing PAGCL.
Our law firm is investigating cases involving the medical devices manufactured by Stryker Co., DJO Inc., I-Flow Co., BREG Inc. and several others. The most commonly used pain pumps include:
If you or a loved one have developed cartilage damage or Post-arthroscopic Glenohumeral Chondrolysis (PAGCL) following arthroscopic surgery, you should contact our law firm immediately.