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Dr. Michael Kimball

Orthopedic Surgery
La Mesa, California


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Girard Orthopedics
8851 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA 91942

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Overall score given by vicodinforever on 12/06/11

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2008-2011 KNOWINGLY USED METAL ON METAL PARTS FOR LEFT TOTAL HIP REPLACEMENT!  NEVER TOLD ME!  NOW I HAVE METAL PARTICLES FLOATING IN MY BLOODSTREAM, CAUSING KIDNEY DAMAGE PLUS SEVERE ARTHRITIS PAINS, PLUS METAL SENSITIVITY/RASHES!  DEPUY HAS A HUGE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OVER THIS METAL ON METAL ISSUE!  DANGEROUS FOR EVERYONE!  SURGEON NEVER TOLD ME I HAD METAL ON METAL, NEVER ORDERED ANY BLOOD TESTS TO CHECK CHROMIUM/COBALT LEVELS, KEPT REFILLING MY VICODIN FOR 2 YEARS FOLLOWING SURGERY!  THIS IS NOT NORMAL!!!  MY CONTINUED PAIN WAS CAUSED BECAUSE THE METAL CUP WAS NEVER PROPERLY INSTALLED IN MY  LEFT HIP -- IT MOVED AROUND, CAUSING LEG TENDONS TO RUB AGAINST METAL CUP EDGE FOR OVER 3 YEARS!  HE BOUNCED ME TO PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS, NEUROLOGIST, RHEUMATOLOGIST, AND I SPENT MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OUT OF POCKET TO FIGURE OUT WHY I WAS HAVING SO MUCH PAIN!!!!  FINALLY TOOK ALL MY X-RAYS AND SURGERY REPORTS TO ANOTHER ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND HE WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME I HAD METAL ON METAL PARTS!!!  IMMEDIATELY ORDERED BLOODWORK TO CHECK METALS LEVELS AND A BONE SCAN TO SEE IF PARTS WERE SHIFTING!  WHY DIDN'T MY ORIGINAL SURGEON EVER OFFER TO DO THIS

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