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Stryker Hip Implant Recall

Roberts Wilson, P.A. | July 13, 2012

Stryker, a manufacturer of artificial hip implants has announced a recall of the Rejuvinate Modular and ABG Modular Neck Hip Implant Systems.

If you have a Stryker hip implant, you may be affected by this recall.  According to Stryker, these Modular Hip Implant Systems and parts are being withdrawn from the market “because there is a potential for fretting and corrosion . . . which may lead to adverse local tissue reactions”.

Patients affected by these defective hip implants made by Stryker could experience pain, swelling, metal sensitivity and other adverse reactions such as asceptic loosening, osteolysis.  In some instances patients have development of pseudo-tumors which can be devastating.  Any of these adverse events could lead to a premature failure of the implant and warrant a corrective surgery.

Dr. Seth Leopold offers important discussion concerning “metal on metal” hip implants. He is a surgeon with the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington.

If you go to the Stryker website, the company suggests that patients contact them directly with questions or concerns.  I would advise against this until you have spoken with an attorney.   Any information obtained by Stryker from these patient telephone calls could be used against the patient in any future claims against Stryker.

If you are having problems with an artificial hip implant or any other medical device,  seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If you have a Stryker Hip Implant, contact my law office at (662) 533-9111 for a Free Initial Consultation.  You may be entitled to money damages.  We review all implant and medical device injury claims for free and there is never a fee unless we win your case or collect for you.