Patients who were implanted with the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip replacements have reported suffering from chronic pain, bone loss, loosening of the joint, metal corrosion, decreased mobility, and more.
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Stryker Hip Implant Recall 2013
Stryker has already recalled hip implants in 2008 and 2012, and could recall more in 2013. The following Stryker hip implants have already been recalled:
- Stryker ABG II: A “modular-neck” hip implant with a metal-on-metal “femoral stem and neck” component that was recalled in July 2012 due to high rates of corrosion and/or fretting.
- Stryker Rejuvenate: Another “modular-neck” metal hip implant that was recalled in July 2012.
What is the problem with Stryker Hip Implants?
Patients who are implanted with a recalled Stryker hip implant may be at risk of toxic metal poisoning. The problem is that the recalled Stryker Rejuvenate, ABG II, and other hip implants have a “metal-on-metal” component between the femoral stem and the neck. The adjustable, modular-neck design was supposed to help a surgeon fit the implant to match a patient’s unique anatomy.
Unfortunately, after thousands of people were implanted with a Stryker hip replacement, the products were linked to high rates of metal corrosion, fretting, toxic metal debris, failure of the hip implant, and the need for revision surgery.
Stryker Hip Implant Risks and Complications
Our Stryker hip implant lawyers are concerned about the devastating risks and complications associated with Stryker hip implants, including:
- The metal-on-metal components can corrode and release metal ions (chromium and cobalt) around the hip joint.
- Toxic metal debris can inflame tissues and cause tissue damage and bone loss, which may loosen the hip joint (causing a squeaky, grinding, or clicking hip joint).
- The patient may require revision surgery to replace the defective hip implant. A full revision surgery removes the femoral stem and re-drives another stem into the patient’s femur, which can cause bone fractures and prolonged healing time.
- Out-of-pocket expenses for revision surgery, lost earnings, disability, and more.
- If Stryker refuses to pay for your damages, you may be forced to file a Stryker hip implant lawsuit.
Stryker Hip Implant Side Effects
If you suffered any of the following side effects from your Stryker hip implant, contact our hip implant lawyers today for more information regarding your Stryker hip implant lawsuit in 2013:
- Chronic pain
- Swelling and inflammation
- Decreased walking ability
- Metal corrosion
- Loosening of the hip joint
- Toxic metal poisoning (metallosis)
- Bone loss
- Tissue and/or muscle damage
- Need for revision surgery
- Systemic or allergic reactions to metal
- And more
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