The Stryker Hip Implant:
Stryker Orthopaedics, a leader in the development of orthopaedic products and services, has produced a number of hip implant products. Recently, metal on metal hip implants have received a significant amount of negative attention, as patients report premature failure of these devices in addition to metal poisoning, or metallosis. The Stryker hip implants with modular neck stem components, known as the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems, are now also facing similar complaints.
While Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABG II systems are not a traditional metal on metal ball and socket hip system, these systems contain metal neck and stem components. The metal neck and stem components were designed to provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient's anatomy and hip biomechanics. However, the metal neck and stem interface has begun to fret and corrode at a higher rate than expected.
In April of 2012, Stryker issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice, warning surgeons and distributors of corrosion, metallosis, and related problems at the modular intersections of these implants. On May 28, 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary hip implant recall of the Rejuvenate hip implant in Canada. Finally, on July 6, 2012, Stryker issued a voluntary recall of the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip systems in the US.
Complications with the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II :
The fretting and corrosion of the metal components within these types of Stryker Hip implants can lead to adverse tissue reactions and expose one to the serious dangers of metallosis. Complaints related to the Stryker modular-neck hip stem systems may include the following:
- Premature hip system failure, and the need for revision surgery
- Unexplained Hip Pain
- Swelling and inflammation of the surrounding tissue
- Elevated levels of metal in the body and bloodstream
- Loosening and dislocation of the implant
- Soft tissue reactions to metal debris within the body
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms above, you should immediately contact your physician. If you have had a hip replacement surgery and are uncertain if it involved the Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip system, your physician or office should be able to assist you in making this determination.
Legal Assistance For Those Who Have Been Harmed:
If you are suffering from the effects of a Stryker Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II hip implant system, we invite you to contact our law office of O'Mara and Padilla to explore your legal options.ecall. A medical device manufacturer owes a duty to the public to provide a safe product and adequately warn of any risks associated with the product.
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In California, as in many other states, the legal deadline (statute of limitations) to file a personal injury or product liability claim is 2 years from the date of injury, or two years from the date the injury could reasonably have been discovered. As such, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to determine and protect your legal rights, before it may be too late to do so. Our office will provide you with a free legal consultation and will work together with you to comprehensively evaluate your case. We are accepting Stryker hip implant recall cases on a contingency fee basis.