Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., attorneys are investigating hip implant injury cases involving hip devices made by Stryker®. Stryker® Orthopaedics has voluntarily recalled its Rejuvenate modular and ABG II modular stem and neck hip implants. The recall was posted on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website on July 6, 2012. The implants were recalled in Canada earlier in 2012.
Stryker indicates that fretting and corrosion can occur within the devices, which can cause adverse tissue reactions and pain and swelling in certain individuals. 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.
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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 Stems and ABG II Necks
You can verify the model of the hip implant that you received through a review of your medical records, a conversation with your surgeon, or by calling our office for a free consultation.
Serious Health Risks
Recipients of recalled Stryker hip implants should consult their surgeon immediately if they experience pain or swelling in the area of their hip replacement. While all complications from this device may not be outwardly visible, physical side effects such as pain or swelling may indicate a complication. In certain cases, a revision surgery may be necessary to correct health issues related to the recalled device.
You May Be Entitled To Compensation
If you or someone you know received a recalled Stryker Orthopaedics hip implant and suffered side effects, contact Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. You can call 888-321-8353 or fill out a free initial consultation form today. We may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve for your hip replacement injury.
Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.’s Experience in Hip Implant Litigation
We currently represent numerous individuals who suffered injuries caused by DePuy ASR hip implants and we continue to accept new cases. Our lawyers are ready to review your potential case. Call Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. today for a confidential consultation 888-321-8353.
Stryker® is a registered trademark of Stryker Corporation. This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or Stryker Corporation.
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