Stryker Orthopaedics has recalled two of its hip replacement products: the Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stems. These metal-on-metal hip replacement or hip implant devices have caused significant complications in similar fashion as DePuy ASR and Zimmer Durom Cup hip devices.
Stryker Orthopaedics claims the recall was initiated due to potential risks associated with the modular-neck stems, including “fretting and/or corrosion at or about the modular-neck junction, which may result in adverse local tissue reactions manifesting with pain and/or swelling.” For more information on Stryker Orthopaedics’ recall you can see their informational web page at
US Recall News at http://www.usrecallnews.com/2012/07/stryker-recalls-abg-ii-rejuvenate-modular-neck-stems-risks-posed-corrosion-wear.html discusses some of the catastrophic effects of the devices’ malfunctions. The wear and corrosion of the hip implants can cause metal debris and ions to be released into the hip tissue causing inflammation, tissue death, sever pain, bone loss or possible allergic reaction.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has issued significant data concerning Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants. Symptoms of a malfunctioning hip implant include pain and/or swelling in the groin, hip or leg or a limp or change in walking ability. The FDA warns of symptoms not directly related to the area surrounding the hip implant. This includes chest pains, shortness of breath, numbness, fatigue, weight gain, or change in urination habits. More information can be found at http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/MetalonMetalHipImplants/default.htm.
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms and have had a Stryker hip replacement product, you should contact a doctor immediately. You may need corrective surgery due to the device’s malfunction. You also may be entitled to substantial compensation due to the device’s malfunction. If you or someone you love has had complications associated with the Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck stems, please contact Hamilton Law for a free, confidential case evaluation at 702-818-1818.
Hamilton Law is a law firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada and helps individuals with Medical Device Litigation.