A man who biked 3,200 miles to raise money for the institution that helped him walk again is suing Stryker Orthopedic for a faulty hip replacement. Mark Stephen alleges that the Stryker metal-on-metal hip replacement he received in 2011 is defective and needs to be replaced.
Stephen suffered a serious injury in 2007, but eventually regained the ability to walk with the help of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. After biking 3,200 miles to raise money for the organization, Stephen discovered his Stryker hip implant had been recalled due to safety concerns.
Stephen says he has been recommended for revision surgery to fix complications related to the device. Stryker’s Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacements have been found to cause serious side effects, including tissue damage and metallosis.