Patients implanted with Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II modular hip replacement systems have reported experiencing problems such as severe pain, swelling and difficulty walking. Stryker Corporation issued a Stryker hip recall of the Rejuvenate and ABG II hip replacement systems in July 2012.
Stryker 510(k) Approval
Both the Stryker Rejuvenate and Stryker ABG II hip replacement systems were submitted through the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) program, which allows manufacturers to bypass clinical trials if their device is substantially similar to a device already approved by the FDA.
Stryker Hip Recall Studies
The recalled Stryker hip replacements include metal stem and neck components that can grind together over time and shed metal debris. According to the British Medical Journal, metal debris from metal-on-metal hip devices can release toxic levels chromium and cobalt ions into the bloodstream, resulting in a type metal poisoning called metallosis.
Stryker Hip Complications
Fretting and corrosion, hip implant dislocation, fractures, osteolysis and loosening of the implant can also be caused by faulty Stryker hip replacements. Many patients with Stryker hip implants have had to undergo hip revision surgery to correct these complications.
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.