Metal Hip Poisoning

Studies show that patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II face an increased risk of experiencing problems such as metal poisoning from their implant.

Metallosis is a type of metal poisoning that occurs when the metal stem and neck components of the Stryker hip replacements grind together. According to the British Medical Journal, metal debris that flakes off of the implant over time can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream.

Metal poisoning requires immediate medical attention and generally requires hip revision surgery to correct. Metallosis can result in tissue damage and create heart, thyroid and nervous system problems for hip replacement patients.

If you or a loved one experienced metal poisoning after being implanted with a faulty Stryker Rejuvenate or Stryker ABG II hip implant, 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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