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Dangers of Shoulder Pain Pumps

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In 2008, the FDA issued a warning against using Shoulder Pain Pumps because of their connection to chondrolysis and leading to joint pain  The FDA found that joint pain, stiffness, and loss of motion were reported as early as the second month after receiving the shoulder pain pump . In more than half of these reports, the patients required additional surgery, including arthroscopy or arthroplasty.

The Shoulder Pain Pump had been found in some cases to lead Chondrolysis which  is a condition where the cartilage of a joint is destroyed rapidly causing extreme pain and limiting range of motion. Sufferers are unable to perform basic daily activities like picking up an object or bending. This debilitating and  painful condition has no consistently successful treatment and often times results  in permanent shoulder pain.

Symptoms of problems after use of a shoulder pain pump may include:

  • Shoulder pain whether in motion or at rest
  • Clicking, popping or grinding of the shoulder
  • Shoulder stiffness or weakness
  • Decreased range of motion

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

Lawyer are now speaking with individuals who have been harmed after receiving a shoulder pain pump after surgery. According to the FDA some  injections given by infusion pain pumps has resulted in reports of chondrolysis,  a severe type of shoulder arthritis in which the cartilage of the joint is abruptly lost after shoulder arthroscopy.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a Medtronic Pain Pump or other manufacturers pump installed in your shoulder, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation.  Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.

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