Stryker Hip Recall
On July 6, 2012, Stryker Orthopedics issued a voluntary recall of two components of its hip implants. The components affected are the Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems. The Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant is different from other hip replacement devices because it’s not a metal-on-metal hip replacement device, instead using a custom-made ceramic component resulting in a longer-lasting hip replacement with a greater range of motion. The recall is a result of a potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction which may lead to adverse local tissue reactions.
In August of 2016, and then on May 22, 2018, Stryker issued another safety alert and recall related to the LFIT V40 femoral head device. The recall warns about medical conditions associated with these hip devices.
For 30 years, Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli has provided clients comprehensive legal advice on myriad personal injury cases. We handle all Stryker Rejuvenate Hip recall liability cases on a contingency fee basis, and we offer free initial consultations. You pay nothing for our services unless we obtain a settlement or an award on your behalf.
Issues Connected to Stryker Hip Recall Claims
Because the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant does not have a metal-on-metal ball and socket design, it was initially believed that metallosis was not possible. Under certain conditions, however, the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant’s metal neck piece can rub against its metal stem, causing metallic debris to come loose:
- Implant loosening
- Allergic reaction
Problems related to the Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement device include metallosis, device failure, and revision surgeries. Any person who has had a Stryker LFIT V40 hip replacement failure or problems between 2002 and 2014 may be entitled to compensation.
Common Signs of Hip Replacement Issues
The inflammatory response from the metal of certain hip replacement components sometimes show little to no symptoms until there is already serious harm to the surrounding tissue and loss of bone. Some common signs include difficulty walking, inflammation or other symptoms. You may even have painful head-neck dissociations. If you suspect your hip replacement has failed, consult your physician to determine if you are at a greater risk of injury or complication.
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