Lawyers for Recalled Stryker Modular Hip Problems
The hip replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential product liability lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have received a recalled Stryker hip replacement, featuring a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular neck stem.
As a result of design problems with Stryker modular hip replacements, individuals may be at risk of experiencing:
- Fretting or Corrosion of the Hip Implant
- Metallosis or Metal Blood Poisoning
- Pain, Swelling, Inflammation, Local Tissue Reactions and Tumors
- Loosening or Failure of the Implant
- Hip Revision Surgery
Financial compensation may be available through a Stryker Rejuvenate hip lawsuit for individuals who have experienced problems or are at risk of complications. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation.
STRYKER HIP REPLACEMENT RECALL
On July 6, 2012, Stryker recalled the ABG II and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems that feature a modular-neck stem, after it was discovered that they may pose an increased risk of corrosion, fretting and wear.
Individuals who received a Strkyer hip replacement with a ABG II or Rejuvenate modular neck stem have reported experiencing symptoms of pain or swelling at the joint site, which often leads to the need for additional surgery to revise or remove the artificial hip. The recall was issued because these problems may be predictive of a trend.
The modular neck stems in the Stryker hip replacements consist of a metal neck inside of a metal stem. While they were promoted as a superior design that allows surgeons to customize the implant for certain aspects of a patients anatomy and hip biomechanics, as the metal parts rub against each other during normal daily activities, microscopic shavings of metal particles may be released into the body, the surrounding tissue and the blood stream.
They may result in metallosis, which is associated with:
- Tissue Death
- Bone Necrosis
- Hip Implant Loosening
The issues are similar to metal-on-metal hip replacement problems, where a metal femoral stem may rub against a metal acetabular cup. In recent years, thousands of individuals throughout the United States have filed a hip replacement lawsuit against the manufacturers of metal-on-metal implants, such as the DePuy ASR hip, DePuy Pinnacle hip, Wright Conserve Cup, Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip and others.
STRYKER REJUVENATE MODULAR HIP PROBLEMS
Stryker modular hip lawsuits will allege that the company knew or should have known that the two part modular neck, would be prone to similar problems as the metal touches metal in the neck stem that is carrying heavy weight and moving. This results in the same release of toxic metal into the surrounding tissue and blood stream, which is known to cause premature failure and other complications.
The Stryker Rejuvenate modular hip was introduced in 2009, after FDA approval was obtained without conducting rigorous pre-marketing testing of the product.
The manufacturer was able to obtain “fast track” approval through the FDA’s controversial 510(k) approval process by establishing that the design was substantially equivalent to another modular neck hip stem that was already on the market, the Wright Medical Pro-Femur. However, since that component was introduced, it has also been associated with reports of catastrophic failure within a few years after surgery, and a number of Wright Pro-Femur hip lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the United States.
STRYKER HIP CLASS ACTION LAWYERS
The attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing individual injury lawsuits as well as potential Stryker hip replacement class action lawsuits for individuals who have received a recalled Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stem as part of the artificial hip system.
All cases are reviewed by our lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless a recovery is obtained.
If you suspect that a hip replacement performed may have involved a Stryker modular hip neck stem, request a free consultation and claim evaluation to help determine if financial compensation may be available for yourself, a friend or family member.