Stryker Hip Replacement Recall
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II Modular hip replacement systems in July 2012. Stryker stated that the metal-on-metal hip implant devices posed an increased risk for fretting and corrosion, which can lead to problems such as metallosis, pain, swelling and bone deterioration. Many patients that have experienced complications from Stryker hip implant failure have had to undergo hip revision surgery.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip systems include metal neck and stem components that can grind together, causing metal debris to loosen and detach from the hip devices over time. According to the British Medical Journal, metal debris from metal-on-metal hip devices can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream and result in metal poisoning.
Both the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG hip replacement systems were submitted through the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device was already approved by the FDA.
If you were implanted with a defective Stryker hip replacement system and experienced fretting or corrosion, metallosis, fractures or other side effects that required corrective surgery, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.
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