The recently recalled Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems have been linked to a wide range of side effects, including osteolysis. Patients with osteolysis from their hip replacement have reported experiencing symptoms such as pain, swelling and limited mobility.
Osteolysis is the loss of bone caused by the body’s reaction to metal debris that can shed from Stryker hip replacement systems over time. This loss of bone can lead to hip implant loosening and increases the risk of fractures in the bone around the implant.
The metal debris from Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements has also been linked to metallosis, a type of metal poisoning. According to the British Medical Journal, metal debris can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream.
If you were implanted with a Stryker hip implant and experienced osteolysis, metal poisoning or other problems, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the hip replacement lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP to learn more about your legal rights by calling toll free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out a free case evaluation form on the right of this page.