Stryker Hip Recall FAQ
Which products were included in the Stryker hip implant recall?
Stryker Corporation issued a voluntary recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems in July 2012. The Stryker hip replacements were recalled in Canada in May 2012
Why did Stryker Corporation issue a hip replacement recall?
A spokesperson from Stryker Corporation stated that the manufacturers issued a recall of the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems due to health and safety concerns regarding fretting and corrosion of the implant.
Why are Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacements referred to as “metal-on-metal” devices?
While some metal-on-metal hip implants include ball and the socket components that are made of metal, Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement models include metal stem and neck components. When the metal neck and stem components grind together over time, complications such as metal poisoning can occur
What are the potential problems linked to Stryker implants?
The Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II have been linked to severe hip replacement problems such as fretting and corrosion, hip implant loosening, metal poisoning, bone fractures and dislocation. Patients have reported experiencing symptoms such as swelling at the hip implant site, pain and difficulty walking.
Have there been recalls of other Stryker hip replacements besides the Rejuvenate and ABG II models?
Yes. In January 2008, Stryker issued a recall of its Trident ceramic hip implants after many patients experienced a squeaking noise that experts feared could be a harbinger of future problems with the devices.
Am I eligible to file a Stryker lawsuit?
If you were implanted with a Stryker hip replacement system and experienced fretting or corrosion, metal poisoning, hip dislocation or other complications, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the Stryker hip 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.