Stryker Hip Implant Lawsuits: Rejuvenate and ABG II Recalled Due to Risk of Corrosion, Metallosis

Posted By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. || Feb 22, 2013

Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. is currently investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of patients who have suffered from metallosis and other injuries after being implanted with the Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant. Stryker recalled their product in July 2012 due to a risk of corrosion.

Stryker issued the following statement on their website

While modular-neck hip stems provide surgeons with an option to correct certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy and hip biomechanics, we decided to voluntarily recall these modular-neck hip systems due to the potential for fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction which may result in ALTR (adverse local tissue reactions), as well as possible pain and/or swelling at or around the hip.

Surgeons should consider performing a clinical examination, such as blood work and cross section imaging on all patients who received a Rejuvenate or ABG II modular-neck hip stem regardless of whether a patient is experiencing pain and/or swelling. Repeat follow-up examination, such as blood work and cross section imaging, should be considered even in the presence of normal initial findings.

Patients reported pain and swelling around the joints where the implant was placed. Because the Stryker necks and stems are composed of metal, they cause friction when they rub against each other when an individual moves their joints. This puts patients at risk for:

  • Adverse local tissue reactions
  • Metallosis
  • Early Revision
  • Other problems

Metallosis is the situation where there are deposits or build-up of metal debris in the body. It can cause negative effects such as extreme pain with moving, loosening of the implant, bone deterioration, and more.

At Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P., we believe that you should be able to trust your healthcare treatments. If you or someone you know has received a Stryker Rejuvenate hip implant that failed or is causing pain, call our Chicago personal injury attorneys today. We can help review your case and inform you of your legal rights.

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