In July of 2012, Stryker recalled the ABG II and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems that feature a modular-neck stem, after it was discovered that they may pose an increased risk of corrosion, fretting and wear.
Attention Georgia Residents
In Georgia, many individuals who had hip replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Georgia’s largest orthopedic practice, or at Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center in Atlanta may have been implanted with the recalled Stryker device. If action is not taken, serious health consequences could result.
Risk of Blood Poisoning
Metal components of the implant that are fretting can send particles of chromium, titanium and cobalt into the patient’s tissues and bloodstream. This can increase the risk of metallosis, which is a type of metal poisoning that can have long-lasting and serious effects on a sufferer. If you have a Stryker Hip Implant is it urgent for your health that you take action. We can help you determine if you have the defective implant and if so, we will work with you to plan an immediate course of action.
Specific Side Effects of the Stryker Hip Devices
In addition to the medical condition metallosis, which is associated with tissue death, pseudotumors, necrosis and hip implant loosening, defective hip implants can cause avasucular necrosis or osteonecrosis, a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. Without blood, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses.
Metal on Metal Fretting
The issues with these Stryker hip implants are similar to metal-on-metal hip replacement problems, where a metal femoral stem may rub against a metal acetabular cup. Although the Stryker Rejuvenate is not considered a traditional metal-on-metal implant because it contains a ceramic cup, components of the recalled implant are metal and can lead to fretting.
In recent years, thousands of individuals throughout the United States have filed a hip replacement lawsuit against the manufacturers of metal-on-metal implants, such as the DePuy ASR hip, DePuy Pinnacle hip, Wright Conserve Cup, Biomet M2A-Magnum Hip and others.
Filing a Hip Replacement Lawsuit With a Skilled Hip Replacement Attorney!
If you or a loved one has had hip replacement surgery with a Stryker device, it is urgent that you take action. You may be entitled to compensation. Atlanta personal injury attorney Bruce A. Hagen is experienced with these hip replacement lawsuits and can work with you to plan an immediate course of action. Contact Bruce now, for a free consultation!