Stryker Hip Replacement Problems
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems after stating that the metal-on-metal hip devices posed an increased risk for problems including:
Fretting and corrosion: deterioration of the hip implant caused by grinding of the metal components
Metallosis: metal debris loosen and detach from the hip devices over time causing metal poisoning
Osteolysis: weakening of bone around the implant
Loosening: Stryker implant fails to remain in the position where it was attached during surgery
Dislocation: separation of two parts of the hip replacement device
Fractures: broken bones occurring around the site of the implant
Many patients filing Stryker hip lawsuits have had to undergo revision surgery after experiencing pain, swelling and discomfort caused by their hip implant. Stryker Corporation issued a U.S. recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip systems in July 2012. The Stryker hip replacements were recalled in Canada in May 2012
The Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG hip replacement systems were submitted through the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device was already approved by the FDA.
If you were implanted with a defective Stryker hip system and experienced fretting or corrosion, metal poisoning, fractures or other hip replacement problems that required corrective surgery, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.