Stryker Hip Recall and Settlement
Stryker® Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate modular and ABG II modular-neck hip stem implants, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Stryker® indicates that fretting and corrosion (wear and tear) can occur within the devices, which can cause adverse tissue reactions and pain and swelling in certain individuals.
While the hip socket joint in these models is not a metal-on-metal joint, there is a metal-on-metal joint within the workings of the recalled devices capable of deteriorating over time. As a result, certain recipients of these implants may experience the dangerous effects of Metallosis, which is a buildup of metal debris in the body's soft tissues.
Hospitalization and painful corrective surgeries are sometimes necessary to alleviate pain and swelling caused by the affected Stryker® implants. The company is urging those experiencing pain or swelling in their hip region to make an appointment with their surgeons to discuss their symptoms.
Which Implants Have Been Recalled?
Stryker® Orthopaedics manufactures numerous medical implant devices. The devices targeted by this specific recall are the:
- Rejuvenate Modular Hip System
- ABG II modular-neck hip stem
You can verify the model of the hip implant that you received through a review of your medical records or a conversation with your surgeon.
Serious Health Risks
Recipients of recalled Stryker® hip implants should consult their surgeons immediately if they experience pain or swelling in the area of their hip replacement. While fretting and corrosion are not outwardly visible due to the internal nature of an implant, these physical side effects can often be indicators that your particular hip replacement is defective. In certain cases, a painful revision surgery is necessary to correct health issues related to the recalled Stryker implants.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
Stryker® has agreed to a $1.4 billion settlement. If you had a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip and have undergone a revision surgery, contact the Stryker hip lawyers at Bohrer Brady LLC, to see if you qualify for the Stryker settlement. Email us or call toll-free 1-800-876-3911.
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