How do I Know if my Stryker Rejuvenate Hip Replacement is Failing?
In July 2012, Stryker Orthopaedics recalled two hip implant devices: Rejuvenate Modular and ABG II modular-neck stems.
Stryker stated that the recall was due to risks associated with modular-neck stems, involving fretting and corrosion at the modular-neck junction, which can cause adverse tissue reactions including metallosis.
Stryker HipRejuvenate Recall What is Metallosis?
The Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II hip implant devices have been associated with an increased risk of metallosis, a toxic medical condition caused by an accumulation of metal debris in the body.
The Stryker metal hip implants has a metal neck piece that can rub against the metal stem, causing metal debris to flake off causing metallosis. Metallosis can cause pain locally in the affected hip joint, limited mobility, the development of pseudotumors or cysts, bone loss and eventual failure of the hip replacement.
The Stryker hip recall was initiated by multiple adverse event reports received by the FDA relating to metal toxicity and implant failure. Stryker is currently facing lawsuits over complications associated with the designs of both devices.
Symptoms of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Failure
Stryker recall attorney Dr Shezad Malik urges anyone who has undergone hip replacement surgery to carefully monitor the symptoms of a hip implant failure, including:
- Severe pain in the affected hip joint;
- Swelling in the lower back, groin, leg and hip;
- Popping or clicking sounds from the hip joint; and
- Metal ions in the blood, detected by blood tests.
You can obtain your medical records from your orthopaedic surgeon to determine the make and model of hip implant you have. Also, identifying serial numbers and product information codes are recorded at the time of surgery and should be available to you upon request.
If you were implanted with a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant device, you may be asymptomatic, but you should be monitored by your orthopedic surgeon on a regular basis.
Blood tests can rule out metallosis. CT or MRI scans of your hip can determine the condition of your implant.
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Recall Lawsuit
If you have received a Stryker Rejuvenate or ABG II hip implant, you should consult with a defective medical device attorney immediately. Stryker hip implant failure has been linked to serious medical complications, so protecting your legal rights is a must.
Stryker hip recall attorney Dr Shezad Malik is currently representing victims of Stryker hip implants and may be able to help you. Call Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm for a free consultation at 214-390-3189 ext. 2 or 214-390-3189 or email at DrMalik@ShezadMalik.com.