Stryker hip lawyers on Recall of Stryker hip implants

What are Stryker Hip Implants? What is Stryker Hip Recall?

The Stryker Orthoaedics company announced voluntary recall of the rejuvenate and ABG II modular neck stem devices as they were found to be vulnerable and caused many side effects in those who have underwent hip implant.

English: Hip replacement using cementless impl...

English: Hip replacement using cementless implants. 16 days post-surgery. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rejuvenate and ABG II was found vulnerable to fretting and corrosion at the modular neck junction of the implant. The components of the stryker hip implant were approved by the US food and drug administration, without being tested on humans as it was not required under agency’s 510 (k) program.

The components of the implant consists of femoral stem, metal neck, a ball and acetabular cup.

There will be friction between these parts and may result in corrosion of the metal neck and it releases the metal ions into the surrounding blood stream and tissues,that results in metallosis.

Side effects of the stryker hip implant:

  • Swelling at the joint site.
  • Pain at the joint site
  • Immobility
  • Loosening
  • Metallosis
  • Tissues inflammation

Tests to be done to identify the effects of stryker hip implants:

  • Levels of the metal ions in serum
  • Metal hypersensitivity testing (allergic to metals or not)
  • Radiographic analysis
  • Metal articraft reducing mri

If anyone have underwent the hip replacement surgery and experience the above side effects along with loss of pay, pains,time and many troubles due to these rejuvenate metal hip implant, you can file a case on the stryker orthopaedics. The hip recall lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing cases on behalf of individuals with recalled hip implants. The patients will also get reimbursement from the company.

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