Stryker Hip Recall Announced
The FDA and Stryker Orthopaedics has announced the recall of its Rejuvenate and ABG II modular-neck stems used in their hip replacement products. These recalled products were used as a part of either metal or ceramic Stryker hip implants. This new recall was initiated due to the potential for fretting and corrosion around the modular-neck junction, which may result in local tissue damage (tissue destruction) with pain and/or swelling.
The problems with the Stryker modular-neck stems and the reason for the Stryker Hip Recall appear to be due to a design flaw that allows metal parts to rub together, creating metal debris that can damage surrounding tissue. It is believed that the longer the source of metal debris is present, the worse the tissue damage and surgical intervention may be warranted to correct the Stryker Hip Replacement problem.
Symptoms of the Stryker Hip Recall Problem
Symptoms of soft tissue damage relating to the Hip Replacement that is the reason for the Stryker Hip Recall includes pain in hip. In some cases there may be a large mass or fluid collection around the implant. If so, there may be significant soft tissue destruction.
What you should do if you have a Stryker Hip Replacement.
Stryker in May released a company report that advised hip replacement patients with the modular-neck hip systems to seek a medical evaluation for the following:
- radiographic analysis
- serum metal ion levels
- metal hypersensitivity testing
- metal artifact reducing MRI
If you or a loved one has received a Stryker Hip implant with any of the recalled products it is important that you speak to a qualified health professional as well as a legal expert concerning this recalled product ASAP.
Please use the form below and and a legal expert in the Stryker Hip Recall will contact you and review your case and guide you in what you should do next. Please contact is regardless of if you have offically recieved a Stryker Hip recall notice or not.
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