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BBC reports more safety information needed for hip replacement

May 24th, 2013

The British Broadcasting Company along with Independent released a report claiming that more evidence is needed to determine long-term safety of metal-on-metal hip replacements, such as the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements. The report includes some information reported in The Lancet medical journal.

The report argues that metal-on-metal hip replacements, such as the Stryker hip replacements, are introduced into the market without proper safety studies. Stryker issued a voluntary ABG II and Rejuvenate recall in July 2012 after reports showed the devices were failing.

Stryker could face several Rejuvenate and ABG II lawsuits alleging that the company released a defective device. Patients who received one of the hip implants have complained of hip replacement side effects, including fretting, corrosion, tissue damage and toxic levels of metal in the blood stream.

 

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