This biomechanics and kinesiology case involves a critical failure of an orthopedic hip implant in Michigan. The plaintiff was an active woman in her early 60’s who had undergone a hip replacement procedure several months before the date of the incident in question. The woman was an enthusiastic gardener, and was planting flowers in her front yard when she suddenly heard a loud pop and experienced immediate and excruciating pain. The woman presented to the emergency room, where x-rays revealed a fracture in the “head” region of her hip implant. The implant, which had been produced by a major medical device manufacturer, was later subject to a voluntary pinnacle hip recall due to manufacturing defects.