July 14, 2012
The Michigan based medical device manufacturer Stryker has issued a voluntary recall on two modular-neck hip stems. The recalled products include all lots of the Rejuvenate Modular and the ABG II modular-neck hip stems. Stryker issued the voluntary recall due to the alarming number of reports of problems associated with the products. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received a minimum of 45 complaints since 2012. The issues surrounding these devices include potential for fretting and corrosion that may result in tissue pain and swelling. Corrosion can lead to debris entering the bloodstream which can be very dangerous, even in very rare cases deadly.
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck hip stems which are used in both metal or ceramic hip implants have a metal-on-metal modular junction. This recall is similar in nature to the Depuy recall of 2010, when they recalled the DePuy ASR Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR Hip Resurfacing System, for issues of metal-on-metal corrosion. If you have had a hip replacement or resurfacing procedure and are uncertain which type of device was used your physician or our office can assist you in this determination. Our Law office of O'Mara and Padilla is currently accepting hip implant cases on a contingency fee basis. We invite your call for a free legal consultation. Depending on the harms you have experienced you may be entitled to compensation. 858.481.5454