Lawyers for Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide Recall

The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer accepting new cases for problems with Stryker Triathlon Total Knee Systems that may have been caused by defective Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides used with the implants.

A Stryker ShapeMatch recall was issued in 2013 due to problems where surgeons may have been provided cutting guides for use with certain Stryker Triathalon knee replacements that were incorrect. These defective Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides may cause individual to experience early failure of a Triathlon knee replacement and suffer:

  • Chronic Pain, Joint Instability, Limitations on Mobility
  • Misaligned Knee Replacement
  • Loosening, Fracture or Failure of Knee Implant
  • Revision Surgery to Replace Artificial Knee

Potential Stryker Triathlon ShapeMatch knee lawsuits were previously evaluated by our law firm. New cases are no longer being accepted. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.

Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide Knee Recall

Problems with Stryker Triathlon knee replacements may be caused by the company’s recalled ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, which are single-use plans provided for each patient to assist in the proper locations for bone cutting and placement of the artificial knee. The product may have been used during knee replacement procedures between May 2011 and November 2012.

Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides are specific for each patient, created from 3D Imaging by an MRI or CT scan to determine the appropriate placement of the artificial knee replacement.

After submitting plans through a web-based interface, the surgeon reviews and approves the plans, which are then used to create the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide.

In November 2012, Stryker stopped selling the ShapeMatch Cutting Guide, and a notification about the risk of Stryker knee replacement problems from the product was issued in January 2013, informing hospitals and doctors about risk mitigation factors.

In April 2013, the FDA issued a class 1 recall for Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guides, confirming that a software defect may result in wider cutting ranges that do not meet the surgeon’s pre-operative planning parameters entered via the web application. In addition, another software defect may have caused the displayed parameters for depth of resection, angle of cut and other parameters not to match the cutting guides produced.

As a result of use of the defective ShapeMatch Cutting Guide with Stryker Triathlon knee replacements, individuals may develop joint instability, loosening, chronic pain, limitations in mobility and the need for risky knee revision surgery.

Stryker Knee Replacement Lawyers

Based on information discovered since the Stryker knee recall, it appears that the manufacturer knew or should have known about the problems earlier, yet failed to adequately investigate or analyze reports of Stryker Triathlon knee complications or conduct necessary design validation.

Health officials have recommended that individuals contact their doctors if they have experienced problems or complications involving pain from a Stryker Triathlon knee replacement that may have been implanted with a Stryker ShapeMatch Cutting Guide.

The knee replacement lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are no longer reviewing additional claims as a result of this recall. This page is maintained for informational purposes only.