Medical device maker Stryker Orthopaedics has initiated a recall of two hip implants over concerns that the devices may be prone to “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction,” which can result in swelling, pain and adverse reactions in surrounding tissue. The recent hip implant recall affects Stryker’s Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, two devices whose global sales were halted by the device maker after it discovered a potential trend in post-market surveillance data. Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II are only two of the many hip implants that have been recalled recently due to potentially harmful side effects. If you have been adversely affected by a hip replacement system, contact our defective product attorneys at Atkins & Markoff today.
SIDE EFFECTS OF STRYKER HIP IMPLANTS
Similar to DePuy Orthopaedic’s recalled ASR hip implant, Stryker’s Rejuvenate replacement device has been associated with an increased risk of metallosis, a type of metal blood poisoning. Although the Rejuvenate implant is not a metal-on-metal device, it does have metal-on-metal components, which are believed to be responsible for metallosis side effects in patients. Some patients have reported metallosis side effects with the Stryker Rejuvenate system, and although it was initially believed that such a condition was not possible because the device doesn’t have an all-metal ball and socket design, it has been found that the metal neck piece of the implant can rub against the metal stem, causing the device to shed potentially harmful metal debris. According to recent reports, Stryker’s Rejuvenate hip implant is linked to a high early failure rate, causing some patients to require revision surgery to replace the defective device.
CONTACT A HIP IMPLANT ATTORNEY FOR HELP
In addition to possibly causing conditions like metallosis, faulty hip implants may also lead to the need for revision surgery, which can be costly and result in additional rehabilitation for patients. If you or a loved one has suffered from metallosis or hip implant failure requiring revision surgery, contact our skilled defective product lawyers at Atkins & Markoff to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against Stryker Orthopaedics, in order to pursue financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering. Patients rely on medical devices like hip implants to relieve their pain and improve their ability to move comfortably, thereby improving their overall quality of life. Unfortunately, defective products can do the exact opposite, subjecting patients to additional pain and multiple surgeries. With the help of our defective product attorneys, victims of hip implant side effects can protect their legal rights and pursue the compensation they deserve.