Following a Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Recall issued last week, the product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential lawsuits for individuals who have experienced problems that may be caused by corrosion or fretting of their implant. This may result in local tissue reactions, pain, swelling and a loosening of the hip replacement.
Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Lawyers
Have you or a loved one experienced problems with a recalled Stryker Modular Hip Replacement?
Unlike traditional artificial hips, the Stryker modular neck stems involved in this recall feature two pieces that make up the femoral component of the implant, a metal neck that fits inside of a metal stem.
This is designed to allow surgeons to adjust the component to match the natural hip geometry of a patient and supposedly lead to a better result in technically challenging surgical approaches.
However, since the metal rubs against metal while it is moving around under the weight of the body, Stryker has now acknowledged that the design may be prone to failure and other problems.
Similar to problems with metal on metal hip replacements, where a metal femoral head rotates within a metal acetabular cup, microscopic shavings of metal may be released into the body as the femoral neck and stem rub against each other..
Although Stryker’s recall notice suggests that these complications are rare, it appears likely that the longer the implant remains in place the greater the risk individuals may face of having their hip replacement fail, resulting in the need for risky revision surgery.
The Stryker Rejuvenate Modular Hip System was introduced in February 2009. Although such implants are designed to last 15 to 20 years, indications have already surfaced within the first two years that may be predictive of a further problems with the modular hip replacement.
STRYKER REJUVENATE HIP LAWYERS
Potential hip replacement lawsuits are being reviewed on behalf of individuals throughout the United States who suspect that they may have received a recalled Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular neck stem. Free consultations are provided to help determine if you, a friend or family member may have a case.
To learn more about the Stryker Modular Hip Replacement recall and what legal options may be available, contact our lawyers today.