Patients with a Stryker hip replacement system may face an increased risk of necrosis caused by problems with the hip devices. Stryker Corporation recalled the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip devices in July 2012 after it was revealed that the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements were significantly more likely to fail than other implants.
Necrosis occurs when there is death of tissue surrounding the hip implant site. During hip resurfacing surgeries, the metal cap covering the femoral ball can reduce the amount of blood reaching the ball. When the bone is deprived of blood for an extended period of time, it can collapse. This destroys the bone and use of the joint will be lost. If the femoral ball is no longer usable, a total hip replacement will be required.
If you or a loved one experienced necrosis or other problems after receiving a Stryker hip replacement, you may qualify for a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.